05/07/2012 10:34 am ET

"Migrantes" Photo Series Follows Immigrant Families From Rural Mexico Across The Arizona Border

"Family is complicated," the photographer Joseph Rodriguez said. "That’s all."

Mr. Rodriguez was talking about "Migrantes," his long-term project following several immigrant families as they journeyed from rural Mexico, past the border in Arizona and on to various parts of the American South. They encounter hardship - even death - as they go on to accept menial, backbreaking jobs on farms. But they face all these challenges together, as family.

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