Forced Migration: There and Here

Featuring: Brian L. Frank

Presented with the support of

Matt and Lisa Chanoff

Just south of the border, displaced families wait indefinitely in ad-hoc refugee camps at the border following difficult journeys north. Not so far north, environmental refugees flee raging fires, which have burned thousands of homes and displaced a large population of U.S. citizens. Forced Migration: There and Here attempts to draw attention to these two groups through photojournalism to highlight their common humanity, regardless of their geographical location.


A San Francisco native, Brian L. Frank has worked on social documentary projects across the Americas focusing on cultural identity, social inequality, violence, workers rights, the environment and criminal justice.

A lifetime Catchlight fellow and Pulitzer grantee, his work has appeared in Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, California Sunday Magazine, Harpers, The Atlantic, GQ, Esquire, FORTUNE, Mother Jones, Newsweek, TIME, Le Monde, Der Spiegel, Wired, Politico, Virginia Quarterly Review, PDN, American Photo, The Fader, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, U.S.News & World Report, the San Francisco Chronicle and many other publications