Dreams on Hold

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Featuring: César Rodríguez

Presented by:

  • Photoville
View Location Details Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1

Old Fulton and Furman St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Location open 24 hours

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.


  • Photoville


    Photoville is a New York-based non-profit organization that works to promote a wider understanding and increased access to the art of photography and visual storytelling by producing a free annual festival, amplifying impactful narratives, and connecting artists to a wide global audience by activating accessible public spaces via large scale exhibitions.

    Proudly devoted to cultivating strategic partnerships and creative collaborations with community spirit, UPI approaches its mission of cultivating a wide, diverse audience for powerful photographic narratives by working closely with visual artists, city agencies, nonprofit organizations and educators worldwide to create new exhibition and public art opportunities that showcase thought-provoking, challenging, and exceptional photography. For more information about Photoville visit,

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