• $ (USD)
  • Need some help

Héctor Mediavilla Latingo Border #1, 2010

Ask more pictures


Make an offer

Have a question? Ask a specialist
Learn more about our buyer's policy protection

Try the artwork out for free for 14 days

The artwork is available for pickup from the gallery in Barcelona, Spain

Add to my favourites
About the seller
Fifty Dots Gallery

Barcelona, Spain

Artsper seller since 2015
38 orders finalized
The Vetted logo from Artsper

Vetted Seller Our team of world-wide experts approves every sellers.

Héctor Mediavilla, Latingo Border #1
Imagine it at home



About the work
  • Medium

    Photography : fine art print

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    18.9 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

  • Support

    Photography on Hahnemuehle fine art paper

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Type

    Numbered and limited to 10 copies
    8 remaining copies

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Signed artwork

  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

    Some people believe that the word “gringo” was born during the U.S. invasion of Mexico, when Mexican said “Green Go Home”. Despites it seems not to be true, over time, the flow of people has changed direction so I decide to call “latingo” to this vast frontier for thousands of Latin immigrants.

    This is a series of photographs made along the U.S. – Mexican border in 3 of the 4 northern Border States: Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. The borderline is my reference; I try not to go more than 50 miles away. After several years living in Mexico, I wanted to know how that area looks like, who inhabits it.

    Borders are strange spaces, often arbitrary, subject always to politics and negotiation. Much of this land was Mexican territory until the U.S. invasion in 1846. After two years of war, the victory went to the U.S., who drafted the treaty and who took over the states of Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and parts of Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas and Oklahoma. For Mexico meant the loss of 2 million km2, 55% of the territory of that time.

    The current border is a contradictory land. I traveled from place to place as an anonymous visitor; I met people who lived in these places, often their refuge, and an escape from a previous life. Often, they thought I was Mexican …
    Read more
Artsper's galleries deliver artworks worldwide, and using specialized carriers. The artwork is available for pickup from the gallery in Barcelona, Spain or can be delivered to the address of your choice within 1 to 2 weeks after validation of your order. The work is insured during transport, so it's risk-free.
Origin: Spain
Find out more about delivery
Free return
You have 14 days to find the perfect spot for your artwork. If you change your mind, you can send it back free of charge, and we'll reimburse you.
Find out more about free return
You can pay by credit and debit card, PayPal or bank transfer only in euros. We take fraud very seriously and respect your confidential information, which is why all payments are subject to 3D Secure validation.
Find out more about payment
Artsper's pledge of quality: We only work with professional galleries and guarantee the authenticity and provenance of our artworks.
Find out more about Artsper guarantee
Want to go further?

Héctor Mediavilla

Spain Born in: 1970
Héctor Mediavilla is a Spanish photographer born in Barcelona in 1970. Holder of a masters degree in Sciences of enterprises and a MBA from ESADE (Ecole Superior d'Etudes d'Administration et Direction d'Entrepises de Barcelona), he then worked several years in the marketing department of a Japanese company, before being the project manager of an innovative concept, sustainable neighborhoods in catalog. In 1999, he retook again his studies with a Master in Cultural Management at the Idec-Pompeu Fabra University.

In 2001, he did a first photographic reportage which already showed an artistic uniqueness and a strong interest for atypical social groups. Armed with a strong desire to denounce, Hector Mediavilla aspires above all to understand the human being and its relationship with its surrounding. in 2003, he started a project on the Congolian Sape, during his first trip to Brazzaville, where his role was to train professional photographers in Congo for the program "Support for visual arts in Congo-Brazzaville" financed by the European Union. He was the first foreign photographer to scrutinize life in Africa, far from the images of war, famine and safaris. His documentary works cover diverse subjects, such as the social impact of Mexican family migration, the controversy of the coca leaf in Bolivia, the Mesoamerican spiritual practices and the transformation of colonial architecture in Mozambique.

Héctor Mediavilla received numerous awards, including he prize of the competition of the Picture of the Year, the Hansel Mieth Award, Fotopres, PhotoEspana, CoNCA or the Center's Project Competition. His work has been exhibited at the Dapper Museum (Paris), at the Markten Museum (Brussels), at the Weltkulturen Museum (Frankfurt), among others. His photographs have been published in the international press, in a recurrent way in Colors, Geo, The New York Times, Newsweek, Time, Bussiness Week, XXI, Esquire, Internazionale and Photo. He has also work with institution such as Casa Africa, Casa America Catalunya, The French Institute of Kinshasa, and organizations such as Intermon-Oxfam and Médecins du Monde. In 2007, Héctor Mediavilla is the initiator of other independent Spanish photographers, the group of documentary photography, Pandora. He has also been a member of the Picturetank Cooperative Agency since 2003.
Read more

Héctor Mediavilla, Latingo Border #1
Héctor Mediavilla, Latingo Border #1