La Border Curios

Borders are spaces, but they are also there to limit spaces. The photographs from the series "La Border Curios" by Laura Fiorio show aspects of the US-Mexican border. She presents a variety of narratives about the experience of borders and migration: people, places, works of art. The limiting, arbitrary and repressive force of borders – be it spatial, legal, political or emotional – thus gains a discursive relevance. Fiorio sees photography as a means for social change, her participatory approach questions the borders that we have built in spaces and in our own heads.