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Gold 2022 Editorial / General News

A Plea For Mercy

  • Photographer
    Carlos Moreno
  • Prize
    Gold in Editorial / General News

Kristina, a Ukrainian refugee and former nail salon owner from Kiev, who has been denied entry to the U.S. 3 times, pleads with a border officer to reconsider. She said she is "tired of all this, two weeks of this back and forth. I feel empty. There is no country to go back to in Ukraine" due to the Russian invasion of her country. Photographed at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in Tijuana, Mexico.