César Rodríguez
César Rodríguez
César Rodríguez
César Rodríguez
César Rodríguez

Dreams on Hold is a collaborative project with families and kids living in a makeshift migrant camp at the Mexico-U.S. border who are hoping to cross into the U.S.

The photographer, César Rodríguez, took the photos while those within the photographs colored, painted and intervened them — giving life and making it their own — revealing intimate feelings and thoughts through art.


Special thanks to Perla, Sandra, Yeimy, Pedro, Vilma, Mauricio, Y., Luis Angel, Josue Alejandro, Nahun, Sonia, Rosa, and the other families that, by painting the photos with their art, gave life to this project.

Artist Bios

  • César Rodríguez

    César Rodríguez is a Mexican photographer and filmmaker who focuses on human rights issues, migration, and climate change.


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    Founded in 2011 in Brooklyn, NY, Photoville was built on the principles of addressing cultural equity and inclusion, which we are always striving for, by ensuring that the artists we exhibit are diverse in gender, class, and race.

    In pursuit of its mission, Photoville produces an annual, city-wide open air photography festival in New York City, a wide range of free educational community initiatives, and a nationwide program of public art exhibitions.

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    Through creative partnerships with festivals, city agencies, and other nonprofit organizations, Photoville offers visual storytellers, educators, and students financial support, mentorship, and promotional & production resources, on a range of exhibition opportunities.

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Dreams on Hold

 archive : 2022

Featuring: César Rodríguez

Presented by: Photoville
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