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)
The tornado that ripped through Moore, Okla., on May 20, 2013, flattened nearly every home on Kings Manor and the neighboring streets, shearing structures off their foundations, killing seven children at a school nearby and pushing hundreds of families from their homes.
But ever since, this Oklahoma City suburb has been a worksite — full of plywood, drywall and construction workers speaking Spanish. It is no secret that many of the carpenters putting up new homes come from Mexico, some illegally, a source of resentment in other places where people say immigrants take jobs from citizens. But here in a subdivision almost destroyed by the storm, those moving back in do not seem to care where the workers have come from or how they got here.
“I don’t think it’s made any difference,” said Tony McGee, 52, a part-time worker at a nearby zoo, whose home was recently rebuilt. “Most people were in shock and they’re just grateful people were coming to help.”
The Way North, Day 17: Moore, Oklahoma (Photo by Todd Heisler/NYT)