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Mission 89 & New York City photography exhibition highlights football trafficking issues

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.

From ‘Black Diamonds’ by Jason Andrew SPRING/BREAK Art Show

March 6 – 12, 2018

4 Times Square, NYC (Chashama)

Entrance at 144 West 43rd Street

Preview Day: March 6th

Collectors Preview 11am – 5pm

Press Preview 3pm – 5pm

Opening Night 5pm – 9pm

Regular Show Days: March 7 – 12

Daily Hours: 11am – 6pm

For more details on Spring/Break Art Show click here.

For more information on Jason Andrew and Black Diamonds click here.

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