Marie Montalvo

Artist Statement

Photographing the changes in our fragile ecosystem on the Rio Grande River is how I bear witness to the devastation.  The fake crisis at the Border is one more excuse for “THE MAN” to destroy our lands, and make their friends rich.  Here on the river, the wall is creating “the no-mans land”, where century old farms, homes and cemeteries that have been part of familial legacies are being walled off from the rest of the country.  As you move away from the border this issue seems less and less important as it is not directly affecting those not living the nightmare.  My hope is that my images will raise awareness.

Sample Work