Arizona Bill 1070 

Curated by: Rossitza Todorova

Portfolio Contributors: May Hariri Aboutaam (San Ramon, CA), Megan Berner (Reno, NV), Elizabeth Blau (Las Vegas, NV), Mary Hood (Tempe, AZ), M. Gabriela Munoz (Tempe, AZ), Candace Nicol (Reno, NV), Rachel Nore (Tempe, AZ), Lauren Kinney (Tempe, AZ), Marlys Kubicek (Phoenix, AZ), Kathryn Polk (Tucson, AZ), Andrew Polk (Tucson, AZ), Alfred Quiroz (Tucson, AZ), Catherine Ruane (Phoenix, AZ), M. Jenea Sanchez (Tempe, AZ), Rossitza Todorova (Tempe, AZ), Patrick Vincent (Tempe, AZ), Wendy Willis (Phoenix, AZ)

Print Portfolio, 2011


Immigration is a major topic in today’s political landscape. Concerns about security and the economy have created a polarization of the immigration debate. Argument on illegal immigration and how it is encouraged, discouraged and enforced within the United States has been reignited with the signing of Arizona Bill SB1070 into Law.

The Arizona Immigration Bill SB1070 print portfolio, explores the Arizona immigration law, its implications, reasons and future affects on the state of Arizona as well as its immigrant populations both legal and illegal.

The debate on immigration is difficult to navigate. It is often presented as a simple black and white topic, however, the reality of its undercurrents are deep and complex. Many of the artists included in the portfolio are immigrants, come from immigrant families or live in communities affected by current immigration. Their point of view provides a rich discussion of this difficult and dividing topic. The artwork included gives light to motivations and barriers usually ignored by mass media.

Composed of 17 artists living throughout Arizona, California and Nevada the artwork in the portfolio is a unique look at how immigration affects the border states as well as the nation as a whole.



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