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Important NY Times Column On How The Undocumented Are Depicted In The Media

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Trafficking in Immigration Porn is an important New York Times column by Héctor Tobar.

In it, he compares how Dorothea Lange depicted migrant workers with the mass media’s photographs of the undocumented.

Here’s an excerpt:

It’s a column worth reading in full. It would definitely be useful for a discussion on close reading images, and I’m considering using it in my IB Theory of Knowledge classes when we discuss perception.

I’m adding this post to The Best Resources On Close Reading Paintings, Photos & Videos.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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