LIVING IN LIMBO: Portraits from the Border by Bill McLaughlin

September 11, 2021 to October 30, 2021


Artist Bill McLaughlin of New Berlin, NY traveled to Tijuana, Mexico in December 2019 to photograph the migrants and asylum seekers left stranded at the border. They were stranded due to the January 2019 abrupt change in US immigration policy informally known as “Remain in Mexico” in which asylum seekers at the US/Mexico border were returned to Mexico to wait, often for many months, for their immigration proceedings.

Working with the non-profit organization, Border Angels, McLaughlin spent several weeks meeting migrants, listening to their stories and asking to take their portraits. His intimate ‘retratos con dignidad’ — portraits with dignity — document individuals and families who McLaughlin says “have sacrificed everything in an attempt to save their children from brutal gang violence, crushing poverty and the ravages of political corruption.”

Check out the press this exhibition has received:
Adriana Rozas Rivera for
Carl Mellor for
Sydney Pollack for The Daily Orange

Mary Bronner, Margrit Diehl, Bob Gates & Deborah Welsh,
Barry & Barbara Gordon, Diane Grafly & Paul Pearce,
the Hall-Pasinski Family, Barbara Inglis, Lydia & Jerry Miner,
Donna & Phil Muhs-McCarten, and Ann Tiffany & Ed Kinane

Annemarie Deegan, Chris Flynn, Julia Ganson, Laurie Gilmore Selleck,
Julie Gozan & Tom Keck, Sam Gruber & Zoe Meighan,
Jeff Hoone & Carrie Mae Weems, Mary Kuhn & Dave Thomas,
Anthony Malavenda & Martine Burat, Jeremy McKay,
Shirley & Larry Novak, Lleni Pach, George Savage, Ellen Schwartz,
Vince Sgambati, Thelie Trotty-Selzer & Jon Selzer, Ron VanNorstrand,
Shaila Wood & Ramesh Gaonkar, and Amy Zamkoff

Bousquet Holstein, PLLC, The Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation,
Adam Goldberg for Raymour & Flanigan,
Donald Blair & Nancy Dock, Caroline Cargo, Therese A. Deegan,
Sandra Hurd & Joel Potash, Ann Jamison, Rick Olanoff & Susan Wadley,
Nancy & Bruce McCoy, Robert Sarason & Jane Burkhead,
and Sharye Skinner 

Walter Putter & Marilyn Smith