What is it about?

Using a visual analysis, 811 images primarily depicting migration from Turkey into Europe in 2015 were examined. Analysis determined that, despite billions of dollars in aid and millions of migrants who have benefited from food assistance and other development opportunities, the photographers overwhelmingly highlighted the migrants' transitory nature, vulnerability and differences while minimizing any attempt to depict the shared connections or integrations that were occurring.

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Why is it important?

As media are orienting devices, this has profound implications for how migrants are regarded on both the individual as well as the collective levels.

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This page is a summary of: Framing the migration: A study of news photographs showing people fleeing war and persecution, International Communication Gazette, March 2019, SAGE Publications,
DOI: 10.1177/1748048519833515.
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