Don Bartletti

The more I travel and the more I take photos, I find myself more and more wanting to be a photo journalist. I love taking pictures and I love telling the stories behind them. Tonight I attended a lecture given by 2003 Pulitzer finalist Don Bartletti. He has spent years documenting the immigration problems at the Mexican border. He has also documented the migration of Central American riding on freight trains escaping poverty situations. Many are youths in search of their parents that left them behind. This is captured in the book Bound to El Norte. I was really inspired by his talk and his pictures are stunning. They really capture what these people go through and the struggles of immigration. His pictures come to life because he is willing to live life with these people and experience what they go through.

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