arrow left arrow right
photo contest slideshow
Hummingbird
Yellow Tulips
Big Sur
Wooden Shoe
La Boda
Pastor Jose Galian Galea
Super Mason
Ana
Lightning strikes at sunrise
Kevin
Seeking Asylum
Carlos
Maria Fernanda
Gabrielle y su Papa
Javi y su Mama
Cocky Dragonfly
ConcenciĆ³n
Night Scape
Chandelier
Marlon y Celeste
Wounded Warriors
Butterfly on Desert Lavender
Silouhette against the sky
17th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Carlos

I met Carlos in Tijuana, outside of the Benito Juarez Shelter. Gathered a few feet outside of the grounds, hundreds of local vigilantes were set on fighting off the Caravan. The tension was cut, minutely thanks to the wall of armed forces guarding the building. For their safety, migrants were advised to stay indoors; Carlos sat slept outside, alone. Worried for his life, I asked for his family. He told me he was 15, and was alone. Thousands of children travelled alone during this journey. Once they reached the border, they were put into child custody by the U.S. They were faced with two options--either take refugee status in Mexico or return home. Last I saw him he was sitting by the food stand asking for chips.

TAGS: Honduras, Mexico

photographer avatar
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Member since 2018
Photo Information
Copyright:
© Ada Trillo.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2018
Total Views: 29
Filed Under: People
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: June 23, 2019, 5:55 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D810
Focal Length: 50mm
Shutter Speed: 1/200
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO320
Report This
SMITHSONIAN.COM COLLECTIONS
PHOTO LOCATION Tijuana, Mexico