Notes - Border Crossing / by Roland Dahwen Wu

A few weeks ago, I crossed the Mexico-US border at Tijuana for the first time, conscious of the many people who could not cross, or who could cross but not return. We met the proprietor of Totem Denim Lab on Avenida Revolución, who creates custom denim products. We saw medical, dental and pharmaceutical tourism. We encountered a city, beautiful and human, so different from the illusory city that is imagined on this side of what we call a border. A few 35mm photographs, below: