Photograph of crying refugee child goes viral
Getty Images photographer John Moore’s poignant image of a toddler at the USMexico border has become the symbol of the controversial ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy under the Trump administration. Moore has been photographing immigration and US border issues for the past decade,
and was accompanying a patrol along the Rio Grande Valley when he took this image of a two-year- old Honduran asylum seeker.
The image has widely been credited as helping to place public and political pressure on the US President, who has since signed an order to keep families together. Speaking to
The Guardian, Moore said, ‘ The two were then bundled into the transport van, and it was over... It was emotional for me to see.’