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

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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 […]

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“The toughest human beings I have encountered”: Photographer Jason Andrew and the Black Diamonds project (part two)

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In the second part of our interview with photographer Jason Andrew on his “Black Diamonds” project, he reveals some of the personal struggles the players went through and the complex nature of the international movement of young players – especially from regions of the world experiencing economic challenges. The “Black Diamonds” project began in 2010 […]

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Abandoned and alone: Photographer Jason Andrew reveals the lives of scammed African football players in Istanbul

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Photographer Jason Andrew grew up in California, USA, and taught at an elementary school for four years before studying photography. He has since been published in Time, the Financial Times, the New Yorker, and the British Journal of Photography, among others. In 2010, Andrew traveled to Istanbul in Turkey where he met aspiring footballers from […]