Mission 89 is honored to support the work of photographer Jason Andrew and his ‘Black Diamonds’ project.
Jason has an installation based on ‘Black Diamonds’ at the Spring/Break Art Show in New York City from March 6 to March 12. The exhibition features artists responding to the theme ‘Stranger Comes to Town’.
‘Black Diamonds’ documents the experience of footballers from West Africa who were scammed and abandoned in Istanbul. Their story is both unique and common (it’s complicated) and underlines the complex issue of player movment from Africa to Europe and the role of sport in human trafficking.
The photo essay also documents the challenges young athletes encounter as they face the harsh realities of migration and try to follow their dreams.