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As The U.S entered the divisive Trump era, our series followed an intrepid group of Middle Eastern artists as they traveled across the United States exploring some of the most important social and political issues of our time. From climate change along the Mississippi river to racial tensions in the inner cities, this series embodies a new type of journalism - one that believes in the soft power of artists to explore complicated subjects with empathy and insight. View the Crossing the Line series on the Guardian website.
Palestinian artist, Khaled Jarrar, travels along the US / Mexican border from San Diego / Tijuana to El Paso / Juarez, making a new artwork that takes the border wall as its raw material.
Against the backdrop of the annual Hajj, Saudi artist Ahmed Mater reveals unprecedented changes to the holy city of Mecca – from flashy new hotels to the loss of priceless neighbourhoods.
Khalid Albaih, a Sudanese political cartoonist, explores race, politics, and the shared struggle for human and civil rights between the Arab World and the United States.
A group of young Saudi Arabian artists travel from Texas to California, exhibiting their work and confronting their audience’s fears, prejudices and stereotypes.