La Border Curios
European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR)
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.