Eric White, "Camo Surveillance Vehicle", 2009, giclee print, 20 x 16"

Eric White, “Camo Surveillance Vehicle”, 2009, giclee print, 20 x 16″

Eric White

It is obvious to anyone crossing the U.S.-Mexico border that while this fence may mark the boundary between two sovereign countries, it cannot contain those who refuse to be limited by the separation it seeks to enforce. Millions of people journey across this border every year, making it the most heavily-crossed border in the world. As the U.S. government asserts increasing control over the boundary, however, it has also become one of the most violent and deadly areas of the world. The new sections of fence erected in the last years of the Bush Administration have had the effect not of stopping people from crossing, but merely changing where they cross. These treacherous areas are becoming increasingly desolated and deadly. There are the areas my series, The Other Side, seeks to highlight and explore.

Eric White (NYC) completed his BFA in Photography in 2001 from Rochester Institute of Technology. He received the Silver Winner prize for his seriesLet’s Face It from the London Photographer’s Association, 2010. He was a finalist for the Arte Laguna Prize from the Venice Armory in Italy in 2010. He has participated in group shows at Think Gallery and Rogue Space, both in NYC, in 2010.