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Photo by @jonlowenstien / @noorimages#InternationalMigrantDay: In 2018, close to 3,400 migrants and refugees already have lost their lives worldwide. On this day, we look back through the #NOORArchive at how migration has become one of the most important issue of our era.

Caption 1: Mexico, Tamaulipas, January 2005, Homeless Latino migrants pray before their morning meal. Many Latino migrants get stuck on the border after running out of money or being deported by the United States government. Not wanting to face the humiliation of returning home, or simply not having sufficient resources, many migrants go to shelters where they can stay for a few days or more. During the past decade, millions of Mexican and Central American migrants have left their homes and families, faced death on the journey to the United States and lived under the specter of criminality once in this country. Despite these obstacles, these resilient immigrants are transforming American culture and posing fundamental questions of justice, citizenship, and labor to the country.

Caption 2: USA, Illinois, Chicago, 2005, Undocumented immigrants meet to discuss their future.

Caption 3: USA, Illinois, Chicago, 2005, A view taken from a hill on the U.S. side looking South towards Nogales, Mexico.


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Photos by @alixandrafazzinanoor / @noorimages | #InternationalMigrantDay: In 2018, close to 3,400 migrants and refugees already have lost their lives worldwide. On this day, we look back through the #NOORArchive at how migration has become one of the most important issue of our era.

Caption 1: Yemen, Bir Ali, May 2007, Having arrived in the middle of the night following a fifty-seven hour long voyage from Somalia, dawn breaks over a group of Ethiopian migrants and refugees at a sandy beach near Bir Ali on Yemen's southern coast. A pair of tiny fishing boats sailing close together brought a total of two hundred and fifty-three tahrib within sight of land but coming under fire from Yemeni soldiers, quickly turned around and headed back out into deep waters. Returning the following night for a second attempt at offloading their human cargo, smugglers demanded extra money from passengers if they wanted to be dropped close to shore. Despite being unable to swim, most were thrown overboard two kilometres out at sea as they protested. At least thirty passengers are estimated to have drowned. Only twenty-three of the bodies were ever found.

Caption 2 : Somalia, Shimbiro, November 2007, As a storm sets in during the night, a smuggler's boat becomes beached in rough seas at a remote cove on Somalia's horn. Summoned by bursts of live gunfire, migrants and refugees sleeping in the surrounding mountains are ordered by the armed gangs to help stabilise the stricken vessel that they are waiting to board. Using ropes, they work in chain gangs at gunpoint, pulling hard to tow the boat into fierce incoming waves in an attempt free it from the sands.

Caption 3: Kenya, Siyu, February 2007, Mould slowly creeps over a crudely drawn map sketched in charcoal depicting smuggling routes from the Horn of Africa “To Arabia” on the walls of the an old fort close to Somalia’s southern frontier.


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Photos by @yuri.kozyrev / @noorimages | #InternationalMigrantDay: In 2018, close to 3,400 migrants and refugees already have lost their lives worldwide. On this day, we look back through the #NOORArchive at how migration has become one of the most important issue of our era.
Caption 1: Greece, Lesbos, September 2015, A boat full of migrants is illuminated by the flash lights of Greek coast guards who have come to rescue them from the waters near the Greek-Turkish border.

Caption 2: Hungary, Roszke, August 2015, A group of migrants from Syria prepare to cross into the European Union through the border between Serbia and Hungary.
Caption 3: Hungary, Szeged, August 2015, A Syrian migrant bids farewell to the Hungarian volunteers who welcomed him upon his arrival in the European Union. Hungarian authorities have used passenger trains to transport incoming migrants from the border region to registration centers in other parts of Hungary.


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Photo by @sanne_de_wilde / @noorimages | The last available copies of Sanne De Wilde's latest book, The Island of the Colorblind, are now available on the #NOORShop. Make sure to get your copy before they are all gone! Link in bio to see more about the book.

Caption: Federated States of Micronesia, Pingelap, November 2015, Painted in 2016. Pingelap island painted by someone with achromatopsia (without knowing which colors he or she was using).


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Photo by @sanne_de_wilde / @noorimages | The last available copies of Sanne De Wilde's latest book, The Island of the Colorblind, are now available on the #NOORShop. Make sure to get your copy before they are all gone! Link in bio to see more about the book.

Caption: Federated States of Micronesia, Pohnpei, November 2015, Painted in 2016. Jaynard (completely colorblind) jumping on the trampoline in front of his aunt, Nohno Merlain. His back bend over, his face hidden from view. The trampoline says 'PURE FUN'.


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Photo by @sanne_de_wilde / @noorimages | The last available copies of Sanne De Wilde's latest book, The Island of the Colorblind, are now available on the #NOORShop. Make sure to get your copy before they are all gone! Link in bio to see more about the book.

Caption: Federated States of Micronesia, Pohnpei, November 2015, Swamp.


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Photo by @sanne_de_wilde / @noorimages | The last available copies of Sanne De Wilde's latest book, The Island of the Colorblind, are now available on the #NOORShop. Make sure to get your copy before they are all gone! Link in bio to see more about the book.

Caption: Federated States of Micronesia, Pingelap, November 2015, Jaynard (achromatope) is playing in the garden with the branch of a banana tree that had to be cut down. He’s wearing the mask I made for him for Halloween. He loved it so he kept putting it on the days after.


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Photo by @sanne_de_wilde / @noorimages | The last available copies of Sanne De Wilde's latest book, The Island of the Colorblind, are now available on the #NOORShop. Make sure to get your copy before they are all gone! Link in bio to see more about the book.

Caption:Federated States of Micronesia, Pohnpei, Kolonia, November 2015, A masked girl wearing a white animals' face, dressed up for Halloween, a tradition brought over by foreign visitors/kolonisers or admiration for western culture: influence of the US that, with Japan, their main food-importer, wearing no full costume due warm temperatures day and night.


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Photo by @sanne_de_wilde / @noorimages | The last available copies of Sanne De Wilde's latest book, The Island of the Colorblind, are now available on the #NOORShop. Make sure to get your copy before they are all gone!Link in bio to see more about the book.

Caption: Federated States of Micronesia, Pingelap, November 2015, Traditional house, presumably for youngsters.


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Photo by @sanne_de_wilde / @noorimages | The last available copies of Sanne De Wilde's latest book, The Island of the Colorblind, are now available on the #NOORShop. Make sure to get your copy before they are all gone! Link in bio to see more about the book.

Caption: Federated States of Micronesia, Pohnpei, November 2015, Leonna and Jaynard Peter (both completely colorblind, like their mother and little brother) playing in the Roberts family house.


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Photo by @sanne_de_wilde / @noorimages | The last available copies of Sanne De Wilde's latest book, The Island of the Colorblind, are now available on the #NOORShop. Make sure to get your copy before they are all gone!Link in bio to see more about the book.

Caption: Federated States of Micronesia, Pohnpei, November 2015, A girl sitting by the water staring into the distance, absence of the face reffering to absence of vision, staring into the black (void), (girl in the picture is not colorblind).


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Photo by @sanne_de_wilde / @noorimages | The last available copies of Sanne De Wilde's latest book, The Island of the Colorblind, are now available on the #NOORShop. Make sure to get your copy before they are all gone! Link in bio to see more about the book.

Caption: Federated States of Micronesia, Pingelap, November 2015, A Satelitte. Referring to the inside of an eye.


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