Michelle Frankfurter, born in Jerusalem, is a documentary photographer from Takoma Park, Maryland. Frankfurter spent three years living in Nicaragua where she worked as a stringer for Reuters and with Witness For Peace documenting the effects of the contra war on civilians. In 1995, a long-term project on Haiti earned her two World Press Photo awards. Since 2000, Frankfurter has concentrated on the border region between the United States and Mexico and on themes of migration. Her awards include the Aaron Siskind Foundation grant (2013), a Top 50 Critical Mass winner (2011), and a finalist for the 2012 FotoEvidence Book Award for her project Destino, documenting the journey of Central American migrants across Mexico, which was published by FotoEvidence in 2014. (Photo shot in Orizaba, Mexico, 2015.)


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