The Place Where Flags Wave is a serial publication that activates government pictures from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection official archives hosted on Flickr.

Volume 1 of the series looks at the intersection of frontier mythologies and the militarization of the border. Heroic agents gallop to victory across the South Texas Plains in iconic poses of colonial power. The horse becomes the dirt bike and the helicopter, as military technology is increasingly implemented to exert control over the movement of people and goods across an arbitrary line drawn in the sand.


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5.5x8.5 in. (Half Letter)
Full Color, 32 pages

Edited by Jason Reed
Typography by M. Wright
Published in 2019
Edition of 100

*All proceeds will be donated equally to RAICES and South Texas Human Rights Center