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Faces of Refugee Children: The Migrant Caravan – Feb 8

Posted on February 5, 2019

“I want my photographs to have an emotional impact,” says Ada Luisa Trillo, a Philadelphia-based photographer who made the more than 2,000-mile trek from Tapachula to Tijuana with the widely publicized caravan of migrants hoping to enter the United States near the end of last year.

Trillo, whose work on the caravan was recently chronicled by Helen Ubiñas for the Philadelphia Inquirer, need not worry. Her photographs, many of which focus on children, are visceral and demonstrate the urgency she feels on behalf of her subjects. “They are innocents,” she says of the migrants on the caravan. “I want my photographs to inspire people to action. We should all want to do something.”

“Faces of Refugee Children: The Migrant Caravan”
Photographs by Ada Trillo
At El Futuro
Friday, February 8, 6 to 8pm
1025 S. 9th Street
(In the heart of the 9th Street Market)

Addendum: Thanks to a Leeway grant, the show will also feature photos Ada captured of people living in safe houses in the major border towns of Mexico. The photos, she says, document the cruelties and injustices of the failed immigration policy under the current administration and highlight the contributions that immigrants from South and Central America have made to our country.

Please email us at hello@mightywriters.org to let us know if you plan on attending.

 


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