Gina Silva

News Reporter/ Photographer
     
Friendship Park
Location: Los Angeles
Nationality: Mexican American
Biography: Everyone has a story to tell and I've always been interested in hearing it. It's the reason why I became a journalist and why I love photography. My job allows me to meet people from all walks of life. I get to share with viewers the good... MORE
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Friendship Park
Copyright Gina Silva 2023
Date of Work Jan 2023 - Jan 2023
Updated Aug 2018
Topics Documentary, Immigration, Photography, Photojournalism
Under the watchful eye of U.S. Border Patrol Agents, familieson both sides of the border are allowed to visit at Friendship Park located at the San Diego/Tijuana Border. Friendship Park was established in 1971. At the time, the fence was just a few strings of barbed wire. First Lady Pat Nixon said during the inauguration, “I hope there won’t be a fence here too long.”  Back then, families could see each other and hug. Forty Seven years later, there’s a double meshed fence separating  loved ones at the border.
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