Paul Ratje is a documentary photojournalist from southern New Mexico who focuses his work on the U.S.-Mexico border, immigration issues and stories all around the world. He strives to document stories of the human condition of marginalized populations through his photo stories. Based near El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, he covers the U.S.-Mexico border’s largest metroplex from both sides for a variety of international publications.
His work has been featured in outlets like the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Reuters, Agence France-Presse and others.
Paul has worked with the Santa Fe Workshops for years in Santa Fe, New Mexico and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, assisting and leading workshops.