A Border of Tulips

      As they are viewed today, political borders set limitations to movement, opportunity, and peace all over the world. They undermine the possibility of equality  by politically dividing neighbors, and creating vastly unequal opportunities. The title of this project is based on the Merriam Webster definitions of two different uses of the word border: one definition of the word being "an outer part or edge," presenting a border of tulips as an example, while another definition describes the concept of a border as something that indicates a limit or extent.

     This photographic essay features regions of the world separated by 3,000 miles of political, cultural, historical, linguistic, and physical borders.

El Cementerio
El Cementerio

The Graveyard San Mateo, Oaxaca February 2017

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El Hombre de Palenque
El Hombre de Palenque

The Man of Palenque Palenque, Chiapas March 2017

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San José del Pacífico
San José del Pacífico

San José del Pacífico, Oaxaca February 2017

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El Mercado de San Cristóbal
El Mercado de San Cristóbal

The Market San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas February 2017

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Un Sueñito
Un Sueñito

A Little Nap The Market in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas March 2017

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The Violinist
The Violinist

Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca January 2017

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La Iglesia de Ocosingo
La Iglesia de Ocosingo

The Church of Ocosingo Ocosingo, Chiapas February 2017

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The Road to Guatemala
The Road to Guatemala

Somewhere near Las Lagunas de Montebello, Chiapas February 2017

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El Río Santo Domingo
El Río Santo Domingo

The River Santo Domingo Las Cascadas de Agua Azul, Chiapas February 2017

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Vines in the Selva
Vines in the Selva

Las Cascadas de Agua Azul, Chiapas February 2017

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La Serpiente
La Serpiente

The Snake Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca March 2017

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El Cachorro
El Cachorro

The Puppy Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca February 2017

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Tarde Sol en la Ciudad
Tarde Sol en la Ciudad

Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca January 2017

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       Lindsey Dalthorp is an independent photographer and student at The Evergreen State College. She spends her days biking around town, escaping to the forest or beach whenever possible, and photographing wherever she goes.

         Lindsey's photos can be found in Olympia's progressive newspaper Works in Progress, and at Gallery Boom in downtown Olympia. Her most recent publication is on the cover of the February 2018 issue of Works in Progress.