Leveraging her experience in Ciudad Juarez before getting a master's degree, El Paso, Texas, photographer Monica Lozano focuses on individuals who live along the borders across the world. The 2010 Inside Out event along the Rio Grande included many of her portraits.
Monica Lozano pastes a portrait along the Rio Grande canal. About 300 images of individuals from Mexico were hers.(Inside Out courtesy photo)
Images of people from El Paso and Ciudad Juarez were mixed, then pasted along the banks of the Rio Grande, which divides the cities.(Inside Out courtesy photo)
U.S. officials stopped the participants before completing the Texas side, so volunteers pasted about 300 images in other areas in Juarez.(Inside Out courtesy photo)
The exhibit was a testament of art as an avenue for greater understanding about life along the U.S.-Mexican border.(Inside Out courtesy photo)
Monica Lozano's portraiture is inspired by a 2006 news photo of a man who tried to smuggle himself across the U.S.-Mexican border.(Monica Lozano)