Forced to Flee

Child Behind Barbed Wire       Jo Thomas  •  Gansevoort, New York, USA

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Child Behind Barbed Wire

NFS 36 x 27 inches | 2018

I was drawn to a photo of a young Pakistani refugee peering out from behind barbed wire. The photo was so powerful, I felt this child`s angst and was inspired to do what I could to expose his sadness. Some people reveal emotions through words, but my strength lies in expressing the depth of my feelings visually. I wrote to Zoriah, the award-winning journalist who took the photo, and he gave me permission to use it for this piece.

Photo by Zoriah Miller

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