“We need the help of all of you because we feel depressed and forgotten in this place.”- Excerpt from letter
LINK TO LETTER: https://endfamilydetention.com/a-letter-from-melisa/
ARTIST STATEMENT: “I chose images of mothers holding children because I remember how it felt to be placed in I.C.E detention. All I wanted was the comfort of my mother and I think that the women are incredibly brave, strong and noble in those situations. [Even in detention] they are still fighting for the safety and well being of their children.” -Fidencio Martinez
Visions From The Inside is a collaborative project between 15 visual artists and detained migrants at Karnes Detention Center.
CultureStrike in partnership with Mariposas Sin Fronteras, End Family Detention and 15 artists from across the country, brings you Visions From The Inside, a visual art project inspired by letters penned by detained migrants.
By visually illustrating these letters we aim to bring awareness and a better sense of the realities that people are experiencing inside of for-profit detention facilities, what led them to migrate in the first place and, most importantly, highlighting the resiliency of the migrant spirit.