The Power of a Photograph

Photograph by John Moore

Photograph by John Moore

This picture has become the voice of all the people that have been outraged by the current policy of separating families at the US border with Mexico. While many people knew what was happening, there wasn't a clear picture that illustrated the suffering that this policy was causing on the young children and their families.

After a few days of this picture (taken by John Moore) being published, more and more people spoke out against it and the policy was changed to prevent more of these events from happening.

This picture illustrates the importance of a free press, as well as the importance of the first amendment.