On July 16th, Brooklyn Brewery co-founder and former AP reporter Steve Hindy will discuss the work of late photojournalist Chris Hondros with the editors of “Testament,” a collection of photographs and writing by Hondros. As a Getty Images staff photographer, Hondros covered most of the world’s major conflicts from the late 1990s until he was killed while working in Libya in 2011. See more info and purchase tickets for this event here.
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TULSA, Okla. — Ignacio, a father of four, bounces along in his pickup truck, driving at exactly the speed limit through an aging suburb. The clock says 6:44 a.m. Religious pendants hang off the mirror. His teenage son sits beside him, chatty if half-awake, as they approach an apartment building for a day of roofing in dire heat.
A police cruiser suddenly appears to the right. Ignacio stays quiet, hands on the wheel, but in his mind he repeats the prayer that covers his 12 years living here illegally: “No me pare, no me pare” — “Don’t stop me, don’t stop me.”
“We used to have such a comfortable life, money to pay for our house, the car, to go wherever we wanted,” Ignacio says, referring to a time before Oklahoma’s 2007 law against illegal immigrants forced him to close his successful hair salon. “Now we are biting our nails, trying to make enough money every month.”
The Way North: An American LIfe Lived in the Shadows (Photos by Todd Heisler/NYT)