Photography Director, Executive Producer & Visual Storyteller

Continental Drift: Jordan

Continental Drift: Jordan Magnum Photos Amy Pereira

CONTINENTAL DRIFT: JORDAN

Here Mark Power photographed the architecture of two refugee camps in Jordan, pop-up communities of sorts for Syrians displaced by that country’s bloody civil war. Home to more than more than 100,000 displaced people, these camps represent a new model.  Once-temporary settlements (in 2012 for example, the United Nations and other aid groups built Za'atari camp in just two weeks for a projected 5,000 people in need, by the following summer some 150,000 people had arrived), now they are routinely fixed by the concrete of modern politics.  The average stay in a refugee camp is 12 full years. The world's oldest refugee camp, Kenya's Dadaab, is approaching its third decade.

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