Featured workIkiré Jones: …In Paris 2081 A.D.

“Bent at the knees, with scores of miniature Eiffel Tower replicas stuffed in rucksacks, they waded through the crowd of tourists with lenses pointed upward.

As immigrants, they were derided and looked down upon; but what they did was honest work for hungry stomachs and empty hearts that missed a faraway home. That was years ago. Now they sidled through the crowds of onlookers as lenses pointed in their direction and tourists asked each other who they were.”