“Admitted at: Calexico, Calif.”

Image

Format

.jpg

License

Creative Commons Licence

Contributors

Created date

November 24, 2018

Critical Commentary

Juan Zárate's Bracero Identification card visualizes:

  • How regimes of immigration and labor implement photographic visualization as part of larger system of disciplining and subjecting the body to toxic materials.
  • How ethnographic visualizations serve to expose the relations behind the construction of state visual products (Alien Contract Cards) and toxic (laboring) subjects.  
  • How the creation of toxic (laboring) subjects is part of system that implements toxicity to maximize the accumulation of agro-capital and industrialized food production.
  • How toxicity continues to inflect social worlds and memories. 

Source

Zárate, Salvador. 2018. "Created Image: Admitted at: Calexico, Calif.” In Toxic Softscapes, created by Salvador Zárate. In Visualizing Toxic Subjects Digital Exhibit, curated by James Adams and Kim Fortun. The Center for Ethnography. March. 

Language

English