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The collaborators of the instagram account Everyday La Frontera document life and movement around international borders, with the hope that these images can help change the conversation around borders by showing the complexities of people in their daily lives. The project focuses on the line between Mexico and the United States, although it also documents the contrasts of different regions from South and North Americas. The project was created in 2015 and creates a much needed alternative discourse to how traditional media portrays the border. The following photographs document the spaces of the border regions in their complexity and diversity.

Retrato de mujer Comcáac durante la celebración del Año Nuevo que se celebra cada año el 1 de julio en la comunidad nativa de Punta Chueca, a cien kilómetros de la ciudad de Hermosillo, capital de Sonora, en el noroeste de México (2012).
Portrait of Comcáac woman during the celebration of the New Year that is celebrated on July 1 in the native community of Punta Chueca, 100 kilometers from the city of Hermosillo, capital of Sonora, in northwestern Mexico (2012).
Comcáac New Year is celebrated every year on July 1, in the middle of the desert summer. The celebration is rooted in the ancestral legend, which tells that at the beginning of time, a male loggerhead swam to the bottom of the sea and extracted a piece of sand dust between his nails and released it to the sea surface, giving birth to the creation of the world.
Un vestido de novia colgado en una planta de sahuaro, en las afueras de la comunidad nativa de Punta Chueca, a cien kilómetros de la ciudad de Hermosillo, capital de Sonora, en el noroeste de México (2011).
A wedding dress hanging in a saguaro plant, on the outskirts of the native community of Punta Chueca, 100 kilometers from the city of Hermosillo, capital of Sonora, in northwestern Mexico (2011).
Celebración del viacrucis migrante durante la Semana Santa en el municipio de Altar, Sonora. El municipio de Altar representa la entrada al desierto de Sonora, principal ruta utilizada por migrantes para cruzar la frontera hacia Estados Unidos.
Celebration of the migrant via crucis during Holy Week in the municipality of Altar, Sonora. The municipality of Altar represents the entrance to the Sonoran desert, the main route used by migrants to cross the border into the United States.
Génesis, joven transexual participante en el grupo de 16 migrantes trans-gay que se entregaron a autoridades migratorias de Estados Unidos, el pasado 10 de agosto en Nogales, Sonora, en la frontera con el estado de Arizona (2017).
Genesis, a young trans participant in the group of 16 trans-queer migrants who turned themselves in to immigration authorities in the United States, on August 10 in Nogales, Sonora, on the border with the state of Arizona (2017).
Mujeres Comcáac realizan cantos la tarde del 1 de julio, durante la celebración por la llegada del Año Nuevo en la comunidad nativa de Punta Chueca, a cien kilómetros de la ciudad de Hermosillo, capital de Sonora, en el noroeste de México (2016)
Comcáac womens perform sacred songs on the afternoon of July 1, during the celebration of the arrival of the New Year in the native community of Punta Chueca, 100 kilometers from the city of Hermosillo, capital of Sonora, in northwestern Mexico (2016).
Jóvenes se abrazan durante el inicio del del Año Nuevo, en la comunidad nativa de Punta Chueca (2016).
Young girls embrace during the beginning of the New Year, in the native community of Punta Chueca (2016).
Con la bandera de la comunidad LGBT sobre su espalda, Jeanett observa a través del muro fronterizo en Nogales, Sonora (2017).
With the flag of the LGBT community on her back, Jeanett watches through the border wall in Nogales, Sonora (2017).
Cantos ancestrales Comcáac son interpretadas al inicio de la celebración de Año Nuevo, el cual se celebra en la comunidad de punta Chueca, localizada junto las aguas del Mar de Cortez, en el Golfo de California (2011).
Ancestral songs at the beginning of the Comcáac New Year, which is celebrated in the community of Punta Chueca, located next to the waters of the Sea of Cortez, in the Gulf of California (2011).

Alonso Castillo

Alonso Castillo is a freelance photographer, Ph.D. candidate in Social Sciences at the University of Sonora, and the founder of “@everydaylafrontera: documenting daily life at the border.”