A middle-aged woman (Lourdes) sits in the front passenger seat of a car with the window rolled down. She looks straight ahead to the left side of the image. A golden sunbeam shines in, so her profile is backlit. The car window is rolled down halfway, and Lourdes holds on to the upper window frame with her right hand.

Deported: An American Division

  • Rachel Woolf
ArtistRachel Woolf
MediumDigital photograph
CreditCopyright Rachel Woolf

Thursday, May 31, 2018 in San Miguel Zinacantepec, Mexico. Lourdes looks out the window at the landscape near her house as she sits in the backseat of a taxi. “I never prepared myself to not live in the United States. I never had any problems. I never got into any trouble. I was never a problem for anyone. I thought that since I was doing things the right way, I would be able to stay in the United States.”