2018 Official Kick Off Party
Join us Friday, September 14 from 8-10pm as we kick off 4x5 Photo Fest festivities with Indy Coffee Club. View an exhibit of work by one of our panelists - Ilana Panich-Linsman, enjoy drinks, music, and more.
7114 UTSA BLVD #103
San Antonio, TX 78249
ON VIEW Sept 1 - 30, 2018
4x5 Photo Fest presents Ilana Panich-Linsman: Notes From The Border. For thousands of undocumented immigrants, crossing the U.S.-Mexico border means the prospect of safety and hope. The majority of immigrants arriving at America’s southern border are fleeing organized violence and dire economic prospects in their home countries in Central America. Though it’s not just leaving home and making the arduous journey through Mexico that stands in their way of a better life. Upon reaching the border, they face a new set of challenges, due in large part to the Trump administration’s shifting immigration policies, including “zero tolerance." Over the past few months, thousands of men and women have experienced detention in facilities with inadequate living conditions, and in many cases, separation from their own children. Those who’ve tried to seek asylum legally, looking to enter the U.S. at official ports of entry, have endured countless hours in unforgiving summer heat waiting on international bridges, often without gaining entry. This is a piece of their story, as documented by Texas-based photojournalist Ilana Panich-Linsman. Ilana’s recent photographs and videos have been made in collaboration with The New York Times and TIME Magazine.