Atascosa Borderlands is a long-term visual storytelling project by Documentary Photographer, Luke Swenson, and Jack Dash, Naturalist and Writer. Since 2017, Jack and Luke have been working to better understand the Arizona-Sonora Borderlands alongside ecologists, cattle ranchers, humanitarian aid workers, migrants, hunters, ex-border patrol agents, and indigenous community members.
This project brings together hundreds of original film photographs, oral history interviews, botanical specimens, historical images, and found objects, creating a living archive dedicated to this remote 42-mile section of the U.S./Mexico border.
Join Luke and Jack as they tell us about the origins of their project, and their experiences working along the Arizona-Sonora border. Together, this collaborative duo will share photographs, stories, and personal experiences from this biologically and culturally diverse region. Giving us insight into what there is to lose in the Arizona-Sonora Borderlands if action is not taken to heal the ecological and cultural rifts which threaten these communities and landscapes.
This presentation will be followed by a Q&A moderated by Tohono Chul’s Director of Arts and Engagement, James Schaub