Remember When the Border Was a Net?

    Posted by Jeevan Sivasubramaniam

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    In connection to our discussion about immigration and border issues, I've always found this photo to be an interesting piece.  Photographer Alex Webb took this photo in 1979 of people playing volleyball using the border fence between Arizona and Mexico as the net. Yep, we can say that in our lifetime, there was once an instant where the greatest border tension focused on who would win a volleyball game.



    Maren Showkeir
    October 27, 2014

    I love this photo! How did you find it?

    Jeevan Sivasubramaniam
    Jeevan Sivasubramaniam
    October 27, 2014

    Hi Maren,

    I really can't recall where I found it -- I have a whole bunch of photos like this on my hard drive that I located on my travels around the web. I'm always careful to note the details around each photo as well as the name of the photographer but given how fluid URLs are, I never make a note of them.