Curator Selection / 2021 / /

Across Mexico - The dangerous journey north to the US Border

  • Photographer
    Jordan Stern
  • Credit
    Jordan Stern

Before reaching the US Border, immigrants from Central America and beyond need to cross all of Mexico undetected and unharmed. Most Central American Migrants are in Mexico illegally and many will not make it to the US/Mexico border to try their luck at crossing. Being in Mexico illegally means they can not take the bus or public transit through Mexico and are forced to hold onto the series of freight trains known as 'La Bestia' or 'The Beast'. Besides risks of robbery and violence, the train has claimed many lives and limbs, but remains the only option for thousands hoping to get to the USA.

I am an aspiring photojournalist with a passion for social and environmental issues