Minority Rights Group International (MRG) Deputy Director, Claire Thomas, writes this opinion piece for the Thomson Reuters News Foundation.+ LEARN MORE
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MRG is also extremely grateful to the freelance photographers and organisations who work with and depict minority and indigenous peoples around the world. There are many barriers to doing this – not least geographical and political – but it is vital that these communities have a visual presence and a voice in the wider world. Thank you to those who help to make their situations better understood.
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