Nogales Branch, 2018

Nogales Branch documents traces of the Nogales Branch of the New Mexico and Arizona Railroad, built in 1882. The Southwest served as a site of negotiation for the nineteenth century narrative of manifest destiny and westward expansion. The legacy of this development, in tandem with the end of the industrial age, has left disparate views of the land, wrought with narratives of isolationism. Than land - once used to physically unit the nation through transit of materials and bodies - is now sectioned off as private property with its dividing lines monitored by the U.S. Border Patrol.