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The Last Colony: Photo Essay on Western Sahara

[Djimi Elghalia, vice president of the Sahrawi Association of Victims of Grave Human Rights Violations Committed by the Moroccan State (ASVDH), pictured near El-Ayoun city, in Moroccan controlled Western Sahara. Photo by Andrew McConnell.]

[This is one of seven pieces in Jadaliyya's electronic roundtable on the Western Sahara. Moderated by Samia Errazzouki and Allison L. McManus, it features contributions from John P. Entelis, Stephen Zunes, Aboubakr Jamaï, Ali Anouzla, Allison L. McManus, Samia Errazzouki, and Andrew McConnell.] [The photos above were taken by Andrew McConnell, who also wrote the following text.] The territory of Western Sahara is Africa's last open file at the United Nations ...

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Andrew McConnell

Andrew McConnell is an Irish photographer who began his career as a press photographer covering the closing stages of the conflict in his homeland before transitioning to more in-depth social documentary work around the world.

His images have appeared internationally in publications such as National Geographic, Newsweek, Time, The New York Times, The Guardian, FT Magazine, Vanity Fair, Sunday Times Magazine, Der Spiegel, L'espresso, and Internazionale. Click here for his website.