Created Image: "Admitted at: Calexico, Calif."

Image

Format

jpg

License

Creative Commons Licence

Contributors

Created date

January 22, 2019

Critical Commentary

Juan Zárate's Bracero Identification card visualizes:

  • How immigration regimes implement photographic visualization to discipline labor.
  • How the Alien Contract Card, a state visual product, served to subject workers to a regime of documentation and simultaneous anonymity.
  • How the creation of laboring subjects is part of a system that implements toxics to maximize the accumulation of agro-capital and industrialized food production.
  • How toxicity persists across social worlds. 

Source

Zárate, Salvador. 2019. "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. 

Location

Bracero Processing Site Calexico, CA
United States