Continental Divide: Borderlands Wildlife, People and the Wall

Continental Divide is an exhibit of 30 large canvas photo prints that depict the land, wildlife and people of the borderlands of the United States and Mexico, and the impact that construction of a border wall is having on them. The images in the exhibit were taken primarily during a three and a half week expedition with the International League of Conservation Photographers along the 2000-mile border between the United States and Mexico. The expedition included 13 photographers who documented a diverse range of borderlands flora, fauna and cultures.


Continental Divide debuted on April 29, 2009, in the Rayburn House Office Building in the House of Representatives in Washington D.C.  The photos went up the week that Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) reintroduced legislation on the environmental impacts of the wall. Since then, the exhibit has traveled the United States:

April 2009: Rayburn House Office Building, Washington D.C.
May 2009: Jackson, Wyoming
June-July 2009: Las Cruces, New Mexico
August-Sept. 2009: Brentwood, Maryland
October 2009: Greenwood, South Carolina
November 2009: Russell Senate Office Building, Washington D.C.
December 2009: Southern Arizona
January 2010: G2 Gallery, Los Angeles, California
February-March, 2010: University of California, Riverside, Orbach Science Library
April 8-14, 2010: Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
September 20-October 14, 2010: Vermillion, South Dakota at the Washington Street Arts Center
November 2-6, 2010: Jackson, Mississippi at 2375 North State Street

Exhibit attendees have included Sen. John Kerry (left), and Rep. Sam Farr (above), and many others involved in borderlands policy.

Photo by Steve Walag


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