Beauty and subtlety distracts from the reality of asylum seekers in this news photos from the US/Mexico border.
By Michael Shaw
This photo offers the fullest balance of adversity, beauty and human tracking you will find in the news pictures from the US/Mexico border. The light and the rain is exquisite. It could easily be mistaken for a painting. It’s also a sensitive image if you focus on the chemistry of the vigilant mother and the girl’s determined outline. But what I can’t get past is the partially obscured patrol vehicle. On top of the overall trial, the weather, and the media presence, the sense of the Border Patrol slow-stalking these women is chilling.