John Moore's 'Undocumented': Immigration at and militarization of the U.S.-Mexico border

John Moore's 'Undocumented': Immigration at and militarization of the U.S.-Mexico border

Since 2010, Getty Images special correspondent John Moore has focused on U.S. immigration, creating a comprehensive photographic record of undocumented immigration and the militarization of the U.S.-Mexico border.

With exclusive access to immigrants at all points of their journeys, ICE agents, border patrol agents, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and dozens of NGOs here and abroad, Moore’s Undocumented  (Powerhouse Books) is a deeply researched perspective of a complex issue.

For its broad scope and compassionate storytelling, Moore’s body of work is an essential record of U.S. immigration. Undocumented features essays and photos from Central America and Mexico about the journey north, the border and securing the  frontier, life in a divided nation, and the experience of being detained and deported.

Undocumented also features several portrait series, including undocumented migrants, prisoners in immigration jails, and new American citizens.

John Moore is a special correspondent for Getty Images. He has taken photographs in 65 countries on six continents and was posted internationally for 17 years — first in Nicaragua, then India, South Africa, Mexico, Egypt and Pakistan. He returned to the U.S. in 2008.​

Moore has won top awards throughout his career, including the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography, World Press Photo honors, the John Faber Award and the Robert Capa Gold Medal from the Overseas Press Club, Photographer of the Year from Pictures of the Year International, the NPPA and Sony World Photography Organization. Moore is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied radio, television and film. He lives with his family in Stamford, Conn.

Undocumented by John Moore will have its exhibition opening, book signing and a talk on May 1, 2018, at 7 p.m. at the Half King Photo Series. It will be led by Anna Van Lenten, curator of the Half King Photography Series. The exhibition will run until June 17.  A limited number of signed book copies will be available for $ 50, with proceeds going to the Chris Hondros Fund (cash only).

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