"For ten years covering immigration issues I've tried to humanize a story which is sometimes conveyed by some in the media in very statistical terms, and making photographs, or taking photographs, that make people feel is one way to humanize this issue", he said. They were apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and taken to a processing center.
The Trump administration has been enforcing a "zero tolerance" policy on illegal border crossers since early May.More news: New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern gives birth
The toddler and her mother, whose names have not been released, crossed into the United States from Mexico last week.
"Time" magazine said the photo has become "the most visible symbol of the immigration debate in America". The story focuses on Trump's policy and how it impacts American ideals. And the separation from their parents is traumatic enough to be likened to torture. "All I wanted to do was pick her up".
Time magazine ran a cover that used one of the images that has been most resonant in the past week, taken of a young girl crying as her mother was patted down by a Border Patrol agent before the two were separated.More news: Android Messages finally gets a web interface
" "Welcome to America" where print publications are losing so much revenue, they have to put photoshopped liberal propaganda on covers", wrote conservative commentator Britt McHenry.
Dozens of newspapers and magazines around the globe published the picture, swelling the tide of outrage that pushed Trump to back down Wednesday and say families would no longer be separated. "Ever since I took those pictures, I think about that moment often". "Nine days later-her image having helped force a president's hand-she's on the cover of TIME".More news: Italy's interior minister turns gaze to 'Roma question'
Actress Olivia Wilde reminded her followers that with the thousands of kids still detained apart from their parents, "This is far from over".