Post 3: Mapping the Participants/Image Archive

Tama Nazarian

 

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mind map participants

The above map is an example of all the stakeholders and actors in the current issue of refugees and asylum seekers. The map represents all the different bodies nationally and internationally who are involved with the issue and share the same values, views and ideologies.

Australia is in the centre of the map, surrounded by different participants which have a large impact on the issue nationally. The participants are the media, corporations, education and the government. All of these actor play an important roll of mediating the issue of refugee and asylum seekers in Australia. Some of these participants have conflicting interests in the issue and have negative/positive attributes that can benefit and perish the conflict and conflict. The same goes for the international parties, they to are connected to Australia through the issue and face problems on a bigger scale than what Australia faces. With the current refugee crisis in Europe and all over the world, leaders and government bodies seem to play the head roll in creating and solving the problem. Some bodies seem to cause more issues then fixing them, such as the European Union and the United states, where as other parties such as the united nations and NGO’s are aiming to fix the issue through thinking about the refugees needs and wants.

Overall the mind map presents the global issue of the refugee and asylum seeker crisis and the internal and external links between the actors. All the bodies listed on the map have the biggest role and play the biggest parts in the crisis. It is a world wide issue that needs to be considered by all and thought about carefully. The map helps us develop a wider understanding of the roles nations and bodies play in the issue and highlight where the problems are evident within the system.
Image Archive:

The following 10 images which I have collected over the past couple of weeks aim to highlight and capture the true essence of the issue of asylum seekers and refugees in Australia and around the world. The images which I have selected show a side of the issue that media does not particularly favour because of how heavy some of these images are emotionally. I want to show the side of the issue that the public eye does not usually see. Most of these images show the reality of what it’s like to be a refugee/asylum seeker and is a small window into their everyday lives.

Image 1:

This image is taken of the moment when refugees and migrants reached the coast of the of the Greek Islands after days of crossing the Aegean sea from the border of Turkey. The body language in the image highlights the stress and panic which is evident between the individuals. It is a representation of a still snapshot into the lives of some of these people and the things they face on a day to day basis. Masiello. A (2016)

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Image 2:

Refugees belongings float in the Aegean sea on the coast of the Greek Islands along with life jackets and rafts. The reality is that many things are lost out in the ocean when these refugees escape by boat, some being people belongings and some being people lives.  It shows the destruction and aftermath of the long journey people take for safety. Masiello. A (2016)

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Image 3:

Image of a man behind the gates of a detention centre on Manus Island. The image highlights the pain and suffering asylum seekers and refugees face on a daily basis. Many of the people on Manus feel trapped and neglected by society and this image is a snapshot into that reality. The media doesn’t show this side of the story but rather glorifies it. This shows the emotion behind the issue. Cassey. B (2016)

 

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Image 4:

A man passes his child over the Hungarian border under the barbed wire fences in the middle of the night. His facial expression highlights his struggles for safety. The tired look in his eyes captures his emotional trauma and state of mind. This image is a behind the scenes look into what happens out of the media, the things we don’t see on the news and showcases that these incidents happen all to often behind the public eye. Richardson. W (2016)

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Image 5:

Roszke’s refugee camp, it is a transit zone for tired exhausted travelers for travelling without food or sleep. The image highlights he contrast between the police and the refugees through the reflection of the camp between the glass of the bus. The police on look the refugees to make sure nothing happens. It is almost as if the refugees are prisoners and are treated for crime when all they seek is safety. Richardson. W (2016)

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Image 6:

An image of a Syrian refugee girl whose father is begging to cross the border due to medical reasons. Once the girl was accepted to cross her father was left behind and was not allowed to accompany his daughter. These types of images showcase the back story of these individuals and how the authorities split families and children up without thinking about their position. Each image has a story. The emotions in this particular photo show how harsh the forces can be. Richardson. W (2016)

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Image 7:

A child in one of Naurus detention centre draws an asylum seeker behind bars contrasted by smiling Australians. Although this is not a photograph, it paints a picture as to what some of these children are thinking about. Children who are stuck in detention centre are emotionally traumatised because of the situation they are in. Many of them dream of freedom and a safe place to call home, such as Australia. The media has released this image in an attempt to show the public what goes on behind bars for some of these children. Henderson. A, (2016).

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Image 8:

Image of a body washed up ashore on a Turkish beach after a capsized boat had gone down. This photograph only shows a small portion of how often refugee die drowning. Most of these refugees flee their countries on boats because the sea appears safer to them then the land they walk on. They risk their lives only for the hope of settling into a safer location. The reality is that many of these boats get destroyed or capsized due to overpopulating the vessel, and because of this many people fall off and down. These types of images became popular in the media when the image of a toddler washed up on the beach was released to the public. Mignano. J  (2016).

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Image 9:

This image is part of a photography series that shows the living and sleeping conditions for child refugees around the world. The photographer highlights that even through sleep there is not escaping the horror and nightmares some of these children. Even in their sleep they face the reality of war and conflict. Ahmed, the child in the photograph sleeps on the floor between the Hungarian border. Him and his family are part of thousands of refugees who wait for access into the country. Wennman. M. (2016).

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This image is also a part of the same photography series that shows the living and sleeping conditions for child refugees around the world. This is a photograph of Maram, a little girl who has suffered a brain haemorrhage and a coma due to a rocket hitting her school in Syria. These images show how powerful the emotion within these children are. It shows the pain and suffering they face because of war. These images are unique to the public eye because it shows the reality of what is happening and how large scale this crisis really is. Wennman. M. (2016).

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By Tamar Nazarian

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References:

Image 1:

Masiello. A, 2016. Refugees and Migrants at the coast of the Greek Islands, Anonio Masiello – Photojournalist, viewed 14 August 2016 http://antoniomasiello.photoshelter.com/portfolio/G0000KFS.oxpkA2U/I0000Lbty5Q.5t.A

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Masiello. A , 2016. Lesbos Island – Greece, Anonio Masiello – Photojournalist, viewed 24 August 2016 http://antoniomasiello.photoshelter.com/portfolio/G0000KFS.oxpkA2U/I0000rO7moSgtad8

Image 3:

Cassey. B, 2016. Manus…Hell or Paradise, Brian Cassey Photographer, viewed 24 August 2016. http://www.briancasseyphotographer.com/tag/manus-island/

Image 4:

Richardson. W, 2016. Refugee Crisis Hungary, Warren Richardson Images, viewed 24 August 2016, < http://www.warrenrichardson.com>

Image 5:

Richardson. W, 2016. Refugee Crisis Hungary, Warren Richardson Images, viewed 24 August 2016, < http://www.warrenrichardson.com>

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Richardson. W, 2016. Refugee Crisis Hungary, Warren Richardson Images, viewed 24 August 2016, < http://www.warrenrichardson.com>

Image 7:

Henderson. A, 2016, Nauru data leak paints disturbing picture of refugee abuse. ABC news, 11 August 2016, date viewed 24 August 2016, http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-10/drawing-by-child-in-detention/7714022

 

Image 8:

Mignano. J  2016, Kids among 17 dead migrants washed up on Turkish beach. The Sun, 5 January 2016, viewed 24 August 2016, <https://www.thesun.co.uk/archives/news/36682/kids-among-17-dead-migrants-washed-up-on-turkish-beach/ >

Image 9:

Wennman. M. 2016. Where the Children Sleep. Magnus Wennman, June 2016, viewed 24 August 2016, < http://www.unhcr.org/news/stories/2016/6/5702c1594/where-the-children-sleep.html>

Image 10:

Wennman. M. 2016. Where the Children Sleep. Magnus Wennman, June 2016, viewed 24 August 2016, < http://www.unhcr.org/news/stories/2016/6/5702c1594/where-the-children-sleep.html>