Borderland Collective

A long-term participatory art and education project based in Texas

Big Lake

The first Borderland Collective project, these photographs were made in 2007 by youth living in Big Lake, Texas. Historically a small oil and ranching town in West Texas, the community is constantly feeling the pressures of a boom/bust cycle. Extending from a conversation about bringing together the fields of art and social studies education in a meaningful way,  we worked with these twelve high schoolers, inviting them to explore their role in constructing the cultural and historical narratives of their town.

Reagan County High School, Big Lake, TX

Project Leads:
Ryan Sprott and Jason Reed

Jake, Haylea, Krista, Melina, Samantha, Roxanna, Yessenia, Victoria, Alex, Clint, Andrea, and Emilee