The AjA Project: Photography Programs for San Diego Youth
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Border Click Connects Two Nations Through Art

On Wednesday, October 5, 2016, a group of young people gathered in City Heights for the first session of  The AjA Project’s Border Click project. Funded by the California Arts Council, Border Click was created in partnership with Tijuana artists Rebecca Goldschmidt and Josemar Gonzalez Lizarraga as a multimedia art project to document the complexities and everyday aesthetic encounters of the transfronterizo or transborder experience as participants navigate the Mexico/U.S Border crossing. Over the next nine months, Border Click’s transborder participants will use photography, video, and the written word to document their daily experiences moving between Tijuana and San Diego.  Check out the photos and captions below to get to hear from our participants!

As part of several binational organizations and initiatives I am honored and happy to know there are organization like the AjA Project supporting communities around them, specially when they cross borders to do so. – Chris
As part of several binational organizations and initiatives I am honored and happy to know there are organization like The AjA Project supporting communities around them, specially when they cross borders to do so. – Chris

 

I have the chance to connect two nations through a border with a help of art - Jackseny
I have the chance to connect two nations through a border with a help of art – Jackseny

 

I think it’s necessary to create a space where transborder people can identify and express themselves thus creating a community. – Melissa
I think it’s necessary to create a space where transborder people can identify and express themselves thus creating a community. – Melissa

 

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