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.