Pablo Lopez Luz, Tijuana–San Diego County III, Frontera Mexico–USA (detail), 2014. Collection of the artist. Photo: Courtesy of Alejandro Cartagena

Frontera: Views of the U.S.-Mexico Border

Frontera brings together eight contemporary photographers’ views of a highly topical subject: the border separating Mexico and the United States. Made between 1997 and 2017, the works question the very notion of borders, attempt to define their edges, and explore their representation. Images by Mexicans Pablo López Luz and Alejandro Cartagena dialogue with works by Canadians Mark Ruwedel and Geoffrey James, Swiss Adrien Missika, American Kirsten Luce and German Daniel Schwarz.

Frontera is organized by the Canadian Photography Institute and developed in collaboration with the FotoMexico festival.


Friday, November 3, 2017 Monday, April 2, 2018


National Gallery of Canada Canadian Photography Institute Galleries
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4

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Frontera, a Canadian Photography Institute Exhibition

From the air or ground-level, discover the border separating Mexico and the United States through the eyes of  seven contemporary photographers. 

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