Re-Imagining Borders Photography Contest
“Love Recognizes No Boundaries”
Camera: Pentax K2000
"Love recognizes no boundaries, it jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope." - Maya Angelou
This is the border fence between Mexico and the United States. I took this picture during La Posada, a celebration where the dead zone between the borders is opened up so families and friends can meet face-to-face after months or years of not seeing each other. Even if it is only through small holes in the mesh between the bars of the fence, it is enough. It was very emotional watching this experience and when I found this quote written on the fence it seemed very fitting for the situation. Although there is a physical border between some families keeping them apart, there is no way to stop true compassion that is shared in moments like these and one can only hope that one day families and friends will be united in this love without a physical obstacle.