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Connecting Threads presents a visual narrative of migration, from the deadly Darién Gap jungle linking South and Central America and onward north to Mexico. Featuring photographs by Juan Carlos Tomasi in conversation with artwork by Hugo Gonzalez, as well as video and audio testimonies gathered by Doctors Without Borders teams in Mexico, this multimedia exhibition weaves together the diverse experiences of people on the move. Through Tomasi’s lens, we bear witness to the strength and determination of individuals and families as they navigate harsh terrain and unpredictable circumstances. These images convey the struggles and resilience of migrants and asylum seekers across the Americas.

By sharing these stories, Doctors Without Borders aims to foster dialogue about the realities of migration and ways people navigate the many challenges of life on the move.

Artist Bios

  • Juan Carlos Tomasi

    Juan Carlos Tomasi has worked as a photographer and reporter with Doctors Without Borders in Spain since 1995, focusing on forgotten conflicts and crises neglected by the international media. He has also worked for news organizations including El País, La Vanguardia, El Periódico, and the Independent. He has published several books of photography, including most recently “La memoria del olvido” (“The memory of oblivion”).

Organizations

  • Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

    Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

    Doctors Without Borders provides lifesaving medical care to the people who need it most. They work in more than 70 countries, including many places where others can’t or won’t go, and deliver free health services to people no matter their race, ethnicity, religion, or politics.

    When an emergency hits, Doctors Without Borders teams are often among the first on the ground. That’s because they’re independently funded, meaning they take no government funding and don’t have to wait for grants or raise earmarked funds. When a crisis strikes, they can assess the needs and start caring for people. Over 90 percent of their program staff are locally hired. This ensures that they can respond quickly in emergencies and stay connected to communities.

    Doctors Without Borders responds to natural disasters like droughts, floods, and earthquakes and human-made disasters linked to the climate emergency. They treat people caught in conflict or forced to flee extreme violence; provide mental health care to people recovering from trauma; and care for communities during disease outbreaks, vaccinating people to protect them.

    Doctors Without Borders speaks out about the suffering they see and the causes of emergencies, and break down barriers preventing people from getting the care they need.

Connecting Threads: Migration Across the Americas

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Featuring: Juan Carlos Tomasi

Curated by: Marilia Gurgel Melissa Pracht

Presented by: Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF-USA)
  • Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Supported by:

  • Skink Ink

Locations

ON VIEW AT: Container 30

View Location Details Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza

1 Water St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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