"This project, 'Border Cantos' by Richard MISRACH presents a unique collaboration between the American photographer and composer & performer Guillermo Galindo. Richard MISRACH has been photographing the 2,000-mile border between the United States of America and Mexico since 2004, with increased focus since 2009the latest installation in his ongoing series 'Desert Cantos,' a multifaceted approach to the study of place and man's complex relationship to it. Richard MISRACH and Guillermo Galindo have been working together to create pieces that both document and transform the artifacts of migration. Using water bottles, clothing, backpacks, Border Patrol 'drag tires,' spent shotgun shells, ladders and sections of the border wall itself, most of which were collected by Richard MISRACH, Guillermo Galindo fashions instruments to be performed as unique sound-generating devices. He also imagines graphic musical scores, many of which also use Richard MISRACH's photographs as points of departure.
A unique melding of the artist as documentarian and interpreter, this photo volume, 'Border Cantos' by Richard MISRACH & Guillermo Galindo, includes several suites of photographs drawn from a number of distinct series or 'Cantos,' some made with a large-format camera as well as an iPhone. It contains a compilation of two dozen sculpture-instruments, graphic scores, instrument designs and links to videos of performances by Galindo." (© Aperture, 2016)