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Banksy plants Steve Jobs in a Syrian refugee camp in Calais

Anonymous street artist Banksy has released a latest body of work in the Calais refugee camp. ‘The son of a migrant from Syria’ on the website depicts the late Steve Jobs with a 1st-gen Mac in one hand, and a sack over his shoulder.

Bringing awareness to the Syrian refugee crisis, in true Banksy style, the messaging rightly draws attention to the lack of empathy the refugees are facing.

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The Jungle Refugee Camp, Calais

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The reference of Job’s Syrian lineage gained traction after a tweet by a tech entrepreneur went viral this September –  ‘A Syrian migrants’ child’ with a B&W portrait image of Jobs.

It highlighted a little known fact that Jobs was adopted and his biological father was a Syrian migrant into America. A detailed account of this by Macworld can be found here.

Banksy makes several other statements around the town.

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We’re not all in the same boat

 

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