|Migration and Memory Diptych, 2013|
As Andrews and Verdugo took the photograph in La Palma the Suomi NPP satellite passed over head. In its mission it orbits the Earth 14 times a day using its camera to take incredible photographs of light from the planet. From an altitude of 500 kilometers it’s able to capture the light from isolated fishing boats as well as the intense light from the cities. In this region of the world the bright lights of the Canary Islands show strongly against the relative darkness of Africa. As with the Voyager somewhere in the darkness between the lights are thousands of migrants making journeys towards the brightly lit cities of Europe.