A Former Janitor Collects and Photographs the…

El Sueno Americano Project – a series of photographs of the incredible collections of items seized from immigrants and thrown way by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol by photographer Thomas Kiefer

A Former Janitor Collects and Photographs the…

It started with toothbrushes. Arizona-based photographer Thomas Kiefer, working part-time as a janitor at the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol in Ajo, salvaged and cataloged some of the hundreds of personal items thrown away in the facility.


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