Stations of the Cross: An Immigrant Journey

Stations of the Cross: An Immigrant Journey
Every week on Wednesday and Thursday until Apr 10, 2020 from 1:00p to 5:00p
Organizer: Marilyn Walther

Photographs by Thomas Kiefer, from his collection “El Sueño Americano”, will be on display at St. Christopher’s Church on Wednesdays & Thursdays, March 4 - April 8th and on Good Friday, April 10th from 1pm to 5pm each day.  With permission of the artist, some of his photographic images were made into prints and mounted for the community to view and contemplate as part of the outdoor Stations of the Cross and around the church grounds.
 As a janitor for Customs and Border Protection in Ajo, Arizona from 2003 to 2014, Mr. Kiefer found, through serendipity, the confiscated and discarded belongings of undocumented migrants apprehended in the desert.  Being a photographer, he collected these items and eventually decided to photograph them as “symbols of humanity”.
Come see the photographs and read about Mr. Kiefer’s experience working as a janitor for CBP, how he came across these belongings, everything from cans of tuna to rosaries, what he has to say about some of them, and why he decided to photograph these belongings.
The event is free.


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