Phoenix Transect Project

PROJECT: Historias en la Camioneta


I grew up on the U.S. Mexico border, and my family and I have used a shuttle service since I was as child to migrate through the landscape to and from larger metropolitan cities such as Los Angeles and Phoenix. When I think about my earliest memories on the shuttle bus, I see my mother immersed in conversations with passengers for hours at a time. As an adult, I find myself in her seat, conversing with others and participating in storytelling, debates and confessions. My experiences on these voyages have proven that ephemeral communities can form where politics, religion, economics, globalization, and personal histories emerge. Most often these relationships disappear at the journey's end as we may never cross paths again.

Historias en la Camioneta records my experience on the shuttle to and from Agua Prieta, Sonora Mexico and Phoenix, Arizona. My fellow passengers reveal their perspectives and personal narratives, informed by the backdrop of the desert landscape.

The combination of the passengers' dialogue and changing scenery intimately reveals the interrelationship of personal histories to the particular places passed during the journey. The transient nature of the "tellings" in the shuttle exist for a fixed time as invisible traces of our era, lost in the passing landscape and unacknowledged.

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Contributor: Jenea Sanchez
Title: Historias en la Camioneta Part 1
Description: I grew up on the U.S. Mexico border, and my family and I have used a shuttle service since I was as child to migrate through the landscape to and from larger metropolitan cities such as Los Angeles and Phoenix. When I think about my earliest memories on the shuttle bus, I see my mother immersed in conversations with passengers for hours at a time. As an adult, I find myself in her seat, conv
Date: 2010
Location: Agua Prieta Son, Mexico
Keywords: Border, Desert, Interview, Mexico, People, Transportation, Video, All Images

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Contributor: Jenea Sanchez
Title: Historias en la Camioneta Part 2
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Date: unknown
Keywords: , All Images

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Contributor: Jenea Sanchez
Title: Historias en la Camioneta Part 3
Description:
Date: 2010
Keywords: Border, Desert, Interview, Mexico, People, Transportation, Video, All Images

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