Christoph Niemann: Cover Illustration for The New Yorker

Christoph Niemann (YG2/3) illustrated last week’s cover of The New Yorker, which depicts pilgrims crossing the border as illegal immigrants. “Too often in politics, very complex subjects are being turned into sound bites, so it’s easy to take them apart. I draw a parallel between current immigrants and early settlers—the hope is that it will provide context, to help keep things in perspective. Cartoonists, not politicians, should be the ones who condense political discussions into simple images,” said Christoph.

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