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Photographer Documents Migrant Children’s Trek


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Across our nation, people are hotly debating what our government should do about illegal immigration. But there’s another side to this complex issue. The human stories of the individuals who decide to take the long, dangerous road into the United States. 

Host Gloria Penner speaks to Don Bartletti, a photographer with the Los Angeles times. Bartletti’s work focuses on documenting migrant workers, their journeys, living conditions, and daily lives. More than 90 of his images will be on view at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego’s Balboa Park in the exhibition “The Roads Most Traveled: Photographs of Migration by Don Bartletti.” The exhibition will include pictures from the six-part Los Angeles Times series “Enrique’s Journey,” for which he won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography. The series follows the journey of Central American migrants, some as young as 12 years old, who travel illegally the length of Mexico on the tops of freight trains.  


  • Don Bartletti, Los Angeles Times photojournalist.

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