Photo by @johnstanmeyer
Viewed from the Mexican side of the U.S.-Mexico border near San Diego, a corrugated metal barrier between the two nations is dwarfed by four of eight prototypes for the wall that U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration proposes to build. Walls are not just physical barriers—they also reinforce feelings of separation and alienation.
From my latest story for @natgeo, Us vs Them, Things That Divide Us, in the March 2018 single topic issue on Race. Link is in my Instagram bio.
Follow me @johnstanmeyer over the next month as I publish each day images from this global project I photographed for the magazine throughout 2017, a visual dialogue on what divides us to understand why we don’t get along, including this photograph I took in December of last year along the Mexico/U.S. border. Join me on this story through the US, Brazil, Armenia, the Middle East, Bangladesh and Rwanda, lacing together a complex narrative in order to find a means to no longer divide ourselves. #IDefineMe
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