Images taken in a North Eastern corner of South Carolina.
“Our taverns and our metropolitan streets, our offices and furnished rooms, our railroad stations and our factories appeared to have us locked up hopelessly. Then came the film and burst this prison-world asunder by the dynamite of the tenth of a second, so that now, in the midst of its far-clung ruins and debris, we calmly and adventurously go traveling.”
― Walter Benjamin, Illuminations: Essays and Reflections
The images are from Belfast, Ireland, in the area that is known as where the Troubles took place. I took the bus from Dublin to Belfast, to attend a political walking tour. I arrived early and took a few photos of the murals on Divis Street.
The 26th Annual La Posada Sin Fronteras on December 14th, 2019, at the San Ysidro border crossing in the United States, and at Playas de Tijuana, Mexico. One of the largest crossing in the US, an area of the great movement of people, trade, and controversy.
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Inside a gated and restricted area of the Port of Pozzallo lies the remains of refugee boats. The boats are not seaworthy and it's hard to believe that refugees and migrants even make it to the Italian shores at all. Pozzallo is a Hotspot for receiving refugees by sea.
The exhibit titled “L’infamia della razza, mostra iconografica e documentaria” featured magazine covers with strong symbolic images of superiority over other races.
On Wednesday the 9th, an agreement was made between European states to end the standoff not allowing two migrant ships to land. The ships had been drifting between Italy and Malta for weeks. Fifty migrants including a baby and several children were finally able to be rescued and deport the boats in Valletta, Malta.
The walking tour was led by Bettina a Roma community youth guide, from the UCCU, Roma Informális Oktatási Alaptívány Foundation. Also joining us on the walk was a college group of 25 students visiting from South Africa.
Senator Kamala Harris toured the CorCivic Otay Mesa Detention center located near the US/ Mexican border. She visited with women seeking asylum who traveled from Honduras and El Salvador. They are here because they had hoped to escape oppression and abuse. …