John Moore: photographer at the borders
March 27, 2021 6:14 AM   Subscribe

John Moore is a photographer, and Getty Images Special Correspondent. His work was nominated several times for World Press Photo Contest (2005, 2008, 2012) and in 2019 he won the World Press Photo of the Year.

He posted on twitter some of his shots from the US-Mexican border 1, 2, 3, 4...

One of his last messages is a cry for help: "I respectfully ask US Customs and Border Protection to stop blocking media access to their border operations. I have photographed CBP under Bush, Obama and Trump but now - zero access is granted to media. These long lens images taken from the Mexican side." I’m a photojournalist. Why is the administration banning me from border facilities?
posted by - (2 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I like Mark Ames words about the situation: "What liberals objected to about Trump's border policy was that he made USians watch the daily violence against migrants, because his base wallowed in it. Biden's liberal base isn't necessarily opposed to US border violence, they just don't want to see it."
posted by - at 6:17 AM on March 27, 2021 [3 favorites]

This is a pretty damning statement
Until now, US photojournalists haven’t needed to stand in another country to photograph what’s happening - in the United States.
Biden is doing things differently at the Border.
However ICE's Fake College Defrauded Students, Then Deported Them. The Biden Admin Is Defending the Scheme.
posted by adamvasco at 4:05 PM on March 27, 2021 [1 favorite]

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