TOKYO-2020 Editorial / Political

La Caravana Del Diablo

  • Prize
    Silver in Editorial/Conflict, Gold in Editorial/Political
  • Jury Top 5 Selection

    Tomohide Ikeya I chose this work because photography has two aspects: documentation and expression, and its documentary role needs to be properly evaluated.

  • Photographer
    Ada Trillo
  • Agency / Studio
    Ada Trillo Photography
  • Technical Info
    Archival Pigment Prints
  • Photo Date
    January 2020

In January of 2020, fleeing violence and poor economic conditions, Hondurans organized a massive migrant caravan that traveled through Guatemala into Mexico. After traveling for 8 days the caravan crossed the Suchiate River into Mexico and were met by the recently established Guardia Nacional composed of former Federal, Military and Naval Police. Trump has effectively barred asylum seekers from entering the US by threatening to impose tariffs and cut foreign aid to Central American countries. The human cost of Trump’s political agenda is denying people their fundamental human rights.