SOL Y TIERRA / SUN AND EARTH Views Beyond the U.S.–Mexico Border, 1988–2018

Emily Matyas

Book Details
Trade paper
ISBN-13: 978-1942084631
111 pages; 57 Black and white photographs 25 color photographs
9 x 11 inches
$45 US; $65.50 CAN 

“Sol y Tierra” is a convincing illustration of empathy.”,
- F-Stop Magazine, March 30, 2019

“...takes us on a journey across the Northwestern border of Mexico and challenges us on what exactly separates us from those on the other side.”,
- Musee Magazine, May 16, 2019

Also featured by Lenscratch

Photographs by Emily Matyas
Foreword by Kirsten Rian
Contributions by Amparo Wong Molina, Sergio Anaya, and Linda Valdez 

This project explores Mexico over the last thirty years by highlighting the challenges and beauty of life just south of the border. Collectively, the photographs invite dialogue between Mexico and the United States as viewers on both sides may recognize something of themselves in the pictures.


Emily Matyas is a photographer and educator based in the United States.

Kirsten Rian is an independent photography curator, writer, and artist.

Sergio Anaya is a Mexican editor, journalist, and author.

Amparo Wong Molina is a science professor based in Mexico.

Linda Valdez is a writer and journalist who was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2003.