Ken Light: Midnight La Frontera
Introductory text by José Ángel Navejas in English and Spanish
Light’s photographs and José Ángel Navejas’ first hand, compelling memoir, presented in both English and Spanish, offer testimony of the harrowing night border crossing of those desperately seeking a chance at a better life. A day after Navejas first crossed the US border from Mexico, he was caught and deported back onto the streets of Tijuana. Undeterred, he crawled back through a tunnel to San Diego, where he entered the United States forever.
In piercing words and in strobe lit images caught against the dark of night, Midnight La Frontera’s immediacy underscores the struggle and defiance of those who make the perilous hike for days and weeks in search of the American Dream. Midnight La Frontera, a book of images taken along the Mexico/California border in the 1980's that are as important today as when they were shot nearly 40 years ago.
Ken Light is named a 2021 Guggenheim fellow!
• Hardcover with tip-on front and verso; 136 pages
• Publisher: TBW Books / Pub Date: March 2020
• Dimensions: 11.25 x 13.25 inches (W x L)