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Excerpts from Midnight La Frontera

Combing “The Line” with a Hasselblad

Photographs by Ken Light taken between 1983 and 1987, from his book Midnight La Fronterawhich was published this month by TBW Books. The book documents the vulnerability of migrants attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, and the inhumane treatment they faced once they were in the United States. Light’s photography was used to illustrate “Masters of the Game,” an article about how the U.S. protects the flow of cheap labor from the southern border, which ran in the July 1996 issue of Harper’s Magazine. Click anywhere on the image to enlarge.

All photographs © Ken Light/Contact Press Images

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