Not just a number

This is what 191 dead migrants looks like.



Except there’s more than 10 times that number dead. And they’re not ‘migrants’ they’re people. Just like ‘Number 191’.

We need to remember that.

And we need to keep reminding our politicians and policy-makers of that fact too.

Author — John Macpherson

John MacPherson was born and lives in the Scottish Highlands. He trained as a welder in the Glasgow shipyards, before completing an apprenticeship as a carpenter, and then qualified as a Social Worker in Disability Services. Along the way he has cooked on canal barges, trained as an Alpine Ski Leader & worked as an Instructor for Skiers with disabilities, been a canoe instructor, and tutor of night classes in carpentry, stained glass design and manufacture, and archery. He has travelled extensively on various continents, undertaking solo trips by bicycle, or motorcycle. He has had narrow escapes from an ambush by terrorists, been hit by lightning, caught in an erupting volcano, trapped in a mobile home by a tornado, kidnapped by a dog's hairdresser, rammed by a basking shark and was once bitten by a wild otter. He has combined all this with professional photography, which he has practised for over 35 years. He teaches photography and acts as a photography guide & tutor in the UK and abroad. His biggest challenge is keeping his 30 year old Land Rover 110 on the road. He loves telling and hearing stories.

Discussion (2 Comments)

  1. Stan B. says:

    Thank you, for at least attempting to show what it amounts to- instead of just trying to save face…

  2. John MacPherson says:

    The irony is that in less time than it took me to make that image matrix, dozens of people drowned.

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