TOKYO-2019 Editorial / Political

If Walls Could Speak

  • Prize
    Bronze in Editorial/Political
  • Photographer
    Ada Trillo
  • Agency / Studio
    Ada Trillo
  • Technical Info
    Archival Pigment Prints
  • Photo Date

IF WALLS COULD SPEAK is a glimpse into the besieged hopes, harsh uncertainties, and blunt realities—but also the enduring dignity—of Central American asylum-seekers forced into a cruel and dangerous waiting game by the "Remain in Mexico" policy. The individuals and families in these photographs have experienced unthinkable traumas and faced impossible decisions. I hope that viewers here in the United States can begin to understand the odysseys many have undertaken to provide a brighter future for themselves and their children – only to be mistreated and sent back across the border.