Instaborder: El Paso | Ciudad Juárez

Images Scraped From Instagram, Concrete Block, Projection
2020

What insights can be garnered about two border cities by looking at random images posted to social media from those localities? Ciudad Juárez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas share a river, ecosystem, and border. Each side of the projection displays a randomly selected image posted to Instagram using the location-id of one of the two cities. One side uses a data set of 43,269 images from Ciudad Juárez and the other draws on 101,299 images from El Paso. The images were posted to the platform between September and December 2019.