Beyond Shock Value Photojournalism

Sebastián Hidalgo on what it takes to practice a collective visual approach

Ellie Mejía
May 21 · 4 min read
Photo: Andrea Hart
Isaac Flores, an 11-year-old separated from his mother at the border last year. Hidalgo took on an assignment to photograph Flores. Disturbed by the national conversation around the wall, he says he chose to depict Flores’ daily life as a child. [Photo: Sebastián Hidalgo]
Pat Nabong (center) speaks as part of small group discussion. [Photo: Andrea Hart]

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