German photographer Stefan Falke has been documenting the work of artists who live and work on the troubled US-Mexican border for over a year. Photographing over 150 artists, mostly but not exclusively on the Mexican side of the 2,000-mile line, Falke says his aim is, “to show the vibrant cultural side of a region that is usually portrayed by the international media with the sole focus on violent crime.” Follow the link to see his work or check out the project website, LA FRONTERA: Artists along the US Mexican Border.
Here’s another upbeat look at the US-Mexican border. This one was filmed in Tijuana (Friendship Park to be precise). OK, the song’s overplayed, but admit it: Estás bailando!