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What Happens to the Border Crossers Who Don’t Make it?

by Karen Garcia

Tags: photography, immigration, forensics, science and technology, Karen Garcia,

Mother Jones Sept Oct cover


News coverage on the influx of immigrants from Mexico seems perpetually concerned with the border crossers who succeed in bypassing that invisible line. But what about those who fail? Working for Mother Jones, photographer Matt Nager visited a small town in Arizona to compile a beautiful but haunting photo essay on the process of identifying the hundreds of nameless, desiccated bodies that turn up in desert border zones every year.

 Source: Mother Jones