After 9/11 and the stiffening of security on the US border, drug traffickers needed to find new avenues to disseminate they product. this turned the border town of Ciudad Juarez into the worlds most violent city while drug cartels fought each other in turf wars. Juarez was the primary trade route for drugs into the USA, but it also opened a market for low income heroine on the Mexican side. Over the 7 months I spent in the region I witnessed atrocities that were hard to imagine humankind could resort to. But I was also introduced to some of the most resilient people I have ever come across. Asking one lady why she chose to stay in such a violent place her response was "This is my home, and we'll make it better". THis series primarily follows heroine related issues in the region.
Juarez // project concern international