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Ellis Island

JR
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Ellis Island
JR's Ellis Island photography project © JR

JR:

“Immigration has always been an important subject, even 100 years ago — and it will still be 100 years from now. What’s true is that right now, we’re facing crisis that we’ve never faced since the Second World War, and it really just exploded in our face the last years. I knew that hundreds of thousands of people were coming through Ellis Island in New York, immigrants from all over the world. I started my film and photo project, Ellis, to show people that we’re all immigrants. We all come from somewhere.”