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Borderlines

KEITH CARTER
What happens to people’s soul when they are forced to flee their homeland and settle in a refugee camp in a foreign land, and how do they survive such an inhumane situation?
“I come from Beaumont, a rural but culturally strong Texas town, filled with gracious and warm hearted folks. I was at a loss for words when I realized our government was detaining children in the border town of Tornillo. I look forward to meeting local residents who had to endure this intrusion and experiencing the cultural landscape they cherish.” Keith Carter 

  CASE Art Project 2

"Borderlines" is CASE Art Project 2 that tackles the important issue of Displacement of Children. CASE has commissioned artist  Keith Carter to photograph Tornillo & El Paso, Texas.

The American artist Keith Carter [b. 1948, Madison, WI] grew up in a small delta town on the Louisiana border, raised by his mother who worked as the local portrait photographer in Beaumont, Texas. Years later, Carter began his own photographic career in Beaumont, capturing the people and spirituality of the Southern landscape in which he was raised. More than fifty years later, Carter’s photographs have become synonymous with the art of storytelling, revered in Southern literature and art. 

 

Keith Carter makes photographs about memory and place, always looking for the poetry of the ordinary. It is this quest, to make something out of nothing, that has gained him a place in photographic history that is undeniable. His ability to pay attention to the spirit of place is key to Borderlines. While the children held at the detention center in Tornillo have been reunited with family members or sent to other refugee centers, their souls remains. It is this presence that Carter will photograph, along with various people who have helped bring this evolving story to the forefront. 

Tornillo, reminence of the protesters outside the Tornillo Detention Camp for the 3800 children that were helt here. 

Image: CASE

Tornillo, reminence of the protesters outside the Tornillo Detention Camp for the 3800 children that were helt here. 

Image: CASE