17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
A Window to America

Only a couple of miles from Big Bend National Park in Texas is the tiny town of Boquillas, Mexico. Buildings stand in ruins with a stunning backdrop of mesas and canyons, as town residents live peacefully with park neighbors. Hiking into town, there is merchandise reading “NO MURO/NO WALL.”

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2018
Date Uploaded: 08.2019
Photo Location: Boquillas, Mexico
Camera: X-T2
Copyright: © Karla Jimenez-Magdaleno