Escape Bound

In Southern Cultures, vol. 26, no. 4, Winter 2020

Juana Tobar Ortega was the first undocumented migrant in North Carolina to enter sanctuary following the election of President Trump. In these photos and the accompanying essay by Barbara Sostaita, Juana imagines ways out, through, beyond, and above the present. While tending her garden and creating art she both receives and subverts sanctuary—sometimes escaping the camera itself.