Tell Our Truth
After escaping violence and crossing 2,000 miles of jungle and desert terrain, 6,000 migrants from all parts of Central America land at the US/Mexico border in Tijuana. Their dreams crashing against some of the toughest border policies and anti-immigration rhetoric seen in modern times. Camping feet from the gates of "the shining city" many began to wonder if they would ever find a passage across the border and into the safety of the United States.
Tell Our Truth focuses on the day to day lives of migrants waiting at the US/Mexico border. What happens once the mainstream media leaves, leaving behind hundreds of displaced men, women, and children? For a year now Tell Our Truth has been exhibiting in various parts of Los Angeles bringing awareness to the lives of the people just south of our border. With the hope of not forgetting the people that no longer make front-page news, my goal is to simply honor what I once promised a man who so desperately asked me for money to feed him and his daughter, "Well if you can't give me any money then will you at least tell the truth, tell them we are not what they portray us to be, we are not criminals, please, just tell our truth."
With the power of photography, music, poetry, and storytelling Tell Our Truth brings a different format of news to the public. An unbiased nonpolitical artistic approach.
February 16, 2019 - Los Angeles Memorial Library exhibit
February 21, 2019 - L.A Talk Radio interview
March 8, 2019 - Los Angeles City Hall exhibit
April 11, 2019 - Open Show Pasadena exhibit
April 26, 2019 - Los Angeles Jose Drudis Baida Art Gallery exhibit
October 1, 2019 - Hispanic Heritage Month Exhibit at the Mid-Valley Regional Library
November 2, 2019 - Closing reception for Los Angeles Mid-Valley Regional Library