The Place Where Flags Wave
Volume 1

The Place Where Flags Wave is a serial publication that activates government pictures from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection official archives hosted on Flickr.

Volume 1 of the series looks at the intersection of frontier mythologies and the militarization of the border. Heroic agents gallop to victory across the South Texas Plains in iconic poses of colonial power. The horse becomes the dirt bike and the helicopter, as military technology is increasingly implemented to exert control over the movement of people and goods across an arbitrary line drawn in the sand.

5.5 x 8.5 in (Half Letter)
Full Color, 32 pages
Published in 2019
Edition of 100

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The Place Where Flags Wave
Volume 2
Volume 2 of the series looks at the border as a convergence of market demand, human suffering, and political posturing. Draconian policies of restriction create an environment where drugs are concealed in the hollows of truck tires or on desperate human bodies and women and children contort themselves to hide in car trunks—permissible victims in a duplicitous economic system.


5.5 x 8.5 in (Half Letter)
Full Color, 24 pages
Published in 2020
Edition of 100

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