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Refugees and migrants rescued at sea off Libyan coast

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Refugees and migrants rescued at sea off Libyan coast

African refugees and migrants, mostly from Sudan and Senegal, were rescued early in the morning at sea today by the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue ship off the Libyan coast.

Rescuers found 332 people on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, in three separate rubber boats traveling north of the Libyan coast, according to Proactiva Open Arms, the nonprofit that operates the Golfo Azzurro rescue vessel.

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Nat Castañeda is an interdisciplinary visual artist based in Brooklyn, New York. A California native, Castañeda works primarily in video and collage, with an emphasis on tactile intimacy with her materials remaining an important aspect of all her projects. Common issues in Castañeda’s work are the conflating of iconography and pornography, the questioning of traditional gender binaries, and the role of technology within personal narratives. She received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts and has shown at venues such as El Museo del Barrio and Electronic Arts Intermix. In addition to her art practice, Castañeda currently works at The Associated Press where she leads a team that curates AP's online archive of historic and contemporary photojournalism. Castañeda’s photography has appeared in the New York Times,U.S. News & World Report and USA Today.