Deported: An American Division


Rachel Woolf's photographic essay, Deported: An American Division, follows Lourdes Salazar Bautista and her deportation from her home in the U.S. to Mexico. The exhibition's graphic identity renders a wall as a point of departure for Woolf's images that speak to the inhumane reality of displacement and forced migration.

Art Direction: John Lee
Design: Rory Tsapayi, Michen Dewey

August 2 – October 11, 2018
ART WORKS Projects Studio Gallery
625 N. Kingsbury Street, Chicago IL 60654

Description via ART WORKS projects:

Rachel Woolf’s project Deported: An American Division began in late July 2017 when she met Lourdes Salazar Bautista days before her deportation hearing in Detroit. Bautista had been living in Ann Arbor, Michigan for the past 20 years along with her children Pamela (19), Bryan (14), and Lourdes (16) who were all born in the United States. Though the family was hopeful that Bautista would be granted permission to stay in the U.S., it was determined at her hearing that she would be deported. Bautista, along with her two younger children, left for Mexico soon after the hearing in August 2017.