It is said that the world has become more globalized and transformed into a borderless society with the advent of the Internet. However, in reality, a nation separated by borders is a large unit for our daily lives. In 2020, we experienced the spread of the new coronavirus on a global scale, and we may have been strongly aware of the nation.
On the other hand, in the world, many people cross national borders from poor countries to rich countries. According to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), there are currently more than 700 million people on the planet living in extreme poverty ($ 1.90 or less per day). There are various reasons for this, such as refugees due to war and conflict, livelihood threats due to climate change, and labor problems due to racial discrimination. The movement of these people in search of a peaceful and stable life emerges as an "immigration problem."
He tells us that the words "NO BORDER, NO NATION" are facts that we cannot escape from the framework of the nation. And even in a borderless society, crossing borders is a catalyst for learning that discrimination, abuse, and sometimes slaughter can occur.
The theme of Issue # 02 is "NO BORDER, NO NATION". Through this theme, we would like to look at the reasons for racism that never go away and think about what we can do.
Men walking with their shoulders down and their eyes down. It is difficult to find the words hope and dream from that figure. This photo was taken in Curry, the ancient capital of France, overlooking the Strait of Dover, which has prospered as a gateway to England since ancient times. Today, refugees and immigrants from Europe are gathering to travel to England.
In 2015, Dagata stayed in the city, hoping to enter Britain illegally, and continued to photograph the rear view of people living in large temporary camps.
People living in temporary housing are for a variety of reasons, including refugees and asylum seekers from war-torn areas and conflict areas, and economic migrants who have arrived here in search of work.
But again, the dire living environment remains, and the British government and the majority of its people do not welcome immigrants to enter the country.