295 Pages, 11.70 x 9.50 x 1.20 in, 115 duotones in four sections
Sales Date: October 1, 2008
These harsh realities constitute the heart of Exodus/Éxodo, a powerful collaboration between writer Charles Bowden and photographer Julián Cardona that puts a human face on the issue of illegal immigration. Expanding on their award-winning 2006 Mother Jones article titled "Exodus: Border-Crossers Forge a New America," Bowden and Cardona take us to border towns, in which impoverished men and women hire "coyotes" to get them across the line; to Ciudad Juárez, where hundreds of young women maquiladora workers have been murdered and their families still seek justice; to Minutemen camps along the border, where citizen vigilantes keep watch; to New Orleans, North Carolina, and California, where migrants find back-breaking work in construction, agriculture, and other industries; to protest marches, as immigrants assert their right to stay in the United States; and to villages in Mexico, in which remitted dollars are building homes as lavish as the dreams that fuel the migrations.
- a short note
- photo section one
- part one. dreams and nightmares
- photo section two
- part two. what's your name? who's your daddy? is he rich like me?
- photo section three
- part three. a dream in the hole in our hearts
- photo section four
- afterword. baghdad
- extended captions
The publication of Exodus/Éxodo was made possible by the support of the Bill and Alice Wright Photography Endowment.