Brian L. Frank
Brian L. Frank

Just south of the border, displaced families wait indefinitely in ad-hoc refugee camps at the border following difficult journeys north. Not so far north, environmental refugees flee raging fires, which have burned thousands of homes and displaced a large population of U.S. citizens. Forced Migration: There and Here attempts to draw attention to these two groups through photojournalism to highlight their common humanity, regardless of their geographical location.

Artist Bios

  • Brian L. Frank

    Brian L. Frank

    A San Francisco native, Brian L. Frank has worked on social documentary projects across the Americas focusing on cultural identity, social inequality, violence, workers rights, the environment and criminal justice.

    A lifetime Catchlight fellow and Pulitzer grantee, his work has appeared in Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, California Sunday Magazine, HarpersThe AtlanticGQEsquireFORTUNEMother JonesNewsweek, TIMELe Monde, Der SpiegelWiredPoliticoVirginia Quarterly ReviewPDNAmerican PhotoThe FaderThe New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, U.S.News & World Report, the San Francisco Chronicle and many other publications.


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    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.

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