On gender and migration

More than through any other lens, migration foregrounds gender as a construct that is also at once a process in the making. Bombo. UNU-GCM. All rights reserved.There is a curious tendency to conflate gender with women. In the context of migration, a field where gender considerations and clarifications have…

Why photography matters

It is no longer the extraordinariness of the image, but rather its familiarity that lends credibility to the representation of how these immigrant women have made new lives in the city. "Migrant Mother", California, 1936. Wikicommons/ Dorothea Lange. In a world where the selfie has become ubiquitous and where images…