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Making Music from Migrants' Items

American photographer Richard Misrach and Mexican composer Guillermo Galindo are two artists who have come together to depict the migrant experience on the Mexican/US border. Richard has spent 15 years taking pictures of items left behind by migrants. Then he met Guillermo who was making music about the migrant experience. Richard now collects pieces he finds and sends them to Guillermo who turns them into instruments.

Picture: Efigie by Richard Misrach and Guillermo Galindo.
Picture credit: Richard Misrach 2004 Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco; Pace-MacGill Gallery, New York; Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles and The California Sunday Magazine

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