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Exhibitions Tagged #Immigrant Stories

Dreams on Hold

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1
 archive : 2022

Presented by Photoville

Dreams on Hold is a collaborative project with families and kids living in a makeshift migrant camp at the Mexico-U.S. border who are hoping to cross into the U.S.

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The Hands that Make a Home

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 2
 archive : 2022

Presented by The International Rescue Committee

The Hands That Make a Home is a visual story about what happens when four refugees and a migrant rebuild home with the help of their new community.

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Simple Moments Of An Emerging Presence

South Beach Promenade
 archive : 2021

The Alice Austen House presents New York City-based Mexican-American photographer Irma Bohórquez-Geisler’s series documenting the daily life within the local Mexican-American and Mexican-immigrant communities from within New York City—with a focus on Staten Island.

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dándoles sus flores (giving them their flowers)

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 3
 archive : 2021

giving them their flowers is a multimodal youth-led storytelling exhibit honoring matriarchs of color through collaged photographs and oral histories.

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Diaspora On The Frontlines

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn
 archive : 2021

I am sharing the stories of Filipino nurses—a diaspora immensely affected by losses during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is my hope to share the lives behind the statistics and inform others on the colonial history that brought us here to America.

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Essential, But No Guarantees

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn
 archive : 2021

The service industry jobs that keep New York City’s heart ticking took a huge hit during the pandemic, leaving many people struggling. Meet some of those workers.

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FRIENDS, ART FOR HUMANITY: Reflections From Filipino American Frontline Healthcare Workers

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn
 archive : 2021

Filipino healthcare workers are reflecting on the impactful moments of the last year, sharing their stories of pain, courage and resilience as frontline workers in New York City.

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Cheering on the Border

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 2
 archive : 2020

Cheering on the Border is a story of the border not as a boundary, but as a region, and how life in that region is experienced by a specific group of high school cheerleaders.

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Días Eternos: A Portrait of the Life of Female Prisoners in Venezuela

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn
 archive : 2020

In Venezuela, women in prison wait for years–under cramped and deplorable conditions–before moving on to trial to be judged. Will the women be able to return to society upon release? What do their conditions tell us about the state of Venezuelan society?

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Home Away From Home

South Beach Promenade
 archive : 2020

The Alice Austen House fosters creative expression, explores personal identity, and educates and inspires the public through the interpretation of the photographs, life, and historic home of pioneering American photographer, Alice Austen (1866-1952).

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Love Does Not Have Borders, 2019 / El Amor No Tiene Fronteras 2019

Travers Park
 archive : 2020

Love Does Not Have Borders is an artistic and political project of BordeAndo, a crochet and embroidery collective made up of immigrant women in Queens, New York. The project reflects on the injustice faced by immigrants enduring family separations along the U.S. border.

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The Far-reaching Fallout from COVID-19

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Water Street
 archive : 2020

The world faces an unprecedented threat from COVID-19. It is more than a global health crisis–it is a socio-economic crisis which has exacerbated existing inequalities and created new inequalities that are hitting the most vulnerable people the hardest.

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Romans 13:10

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

Romans 13:10—originally featured in Las Cruces, New Mexico–is taken from Richard Misrach’s latest series Border Cantos, and includes eight suites of photographs from his ongoing series Desert Cantos.

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The Language of the City: Immigrant Voices

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

The Department of Records and Information Services, offers a selection of historical photographs from its Municipal Archives, featuring images of immigrants in the city.

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Caminantes: The Venezuelan Exodus

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

Los Caminantes by Felipe Jácome, explores the causes and consequences of the Venezuelan crisis through a series of silver emulsion prints of the country’s exodus, transferred onto the country’s now-defunct currency.

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The Place Where Clouds Are Formed

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

The Place Where Clouds Are Formed combines poetry, critical text, and photography to investigate the intersection of religion and migration in the borderlands of Arizona and Sonora, the ancestral land of the Tohono O’odham.

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El Worker’s Studio / El Estudio de los Trabajadores

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

Project Luz presents El Workers’ Studio, a series of images created in collaboration with communities of immigrant workers.

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Family Incarceration: Never Again is Now

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

For Freedoms is excited to present artworks initially revealed as part of their fall 2018 50 State Initiative.

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Forced from Home

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

At risk daily of having their homes demolished, left with no water, electricity, or any other basic services, four courageous Arab-Bedouin women have documented their lives, as the State of Israel forced them and their families–who are Israeli citizens, to say goodbye to everything they call home.

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La Última

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

La Última, The Last One, shows trans women preparing to seek asylum with dignity in the U.S., while waiting in unsafe conditions in a shelter in Tijuana.

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Welcome

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

The exhibition will explore the arc of resettlement and integration, from the various types of arrivals and welcomes, to our long commitment of rebuilding lives and communities.

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Of Love and War

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

Lynsey Addario’s Of Love and War is a photography book of the stunning images she has made while reporting from crisis and war zones all across the world.

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Forced Migration: There and Here

Annenberg Space for Photography
 archive : Photoville LA

Photo reportage and portraiture highlighting the common humanity among those fleeing violence south of California and environmental refugees arriving from the north.

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Glasshouse of New Americans

Annenberg Space for Photography
 archive : Photoville LA

A glasshouse of wet plate collodion portraits of New American immigrants illustrating that we are all immigrants and “those in glasshouses should not throw stones.”

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Living in Sanctuary

Annenberg Space for Photography
 archive : Photoville LA

A long-term project documenting individuals living in sanctuary across the US––the last alternative for keeping families together while they fight for a suspension of deportation.

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The Newest Americans

Annenberg Space for Photography
 archive : Photoville LA

Sam Comen and Michael Estrin photographed and interviewed dozens of new citizens at two naturalization ceremonies in Los Angeles during February and March of 2017.

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Undocumented

Annenberg Space for Photography
 archive : Photoville LA

Undocumented represents ten years of photojournalism by Getty Images special correspondent John Moore on the issues of immigration and border security.

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REFUGEE

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

REFUGEE was originally conceived and exhibited at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles. The exhibit explores the lives of refugees from a host of diverse populations dispersed and displaced throughout the world. REFUGEE offers visitors insight into the plight of refugees, including their efforts to survive, their needs, their dreams, and their hopes for a better future.

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Sensation Photography: Between or Border

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

Koreans who live in other countries range from first-generation immigrants who left their homeland a long time ago to third- or fourth-generation Koreans who may have seen Korea only on a map.

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“Lawn Oyounak” : The Color of His Eyes

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

Mo dreams of building the world’s fastest car, putting the top down and feeling the wind press back the features of his face as he enters warp speed. He dreams of freedom. When he grows up, he also wants to become a doctor, because doctors make lots of money and save lives.

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A Way Home

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

“A Way Home” brings to light the ways in which communities across the globe define ‘home’. Through a compassionate and telling lens, these photojournalists examine the effects that migration, conflict, political strife and humanitarian crises inflict on individuals’ concepts of home.

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The Others

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

Three Estonian photographers open doors that lead into three different communities of the Others in Estonia.

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The Wall

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

At the juncture of San Diego, California; and Tijuana, Mexico, the border wall’s rusting steel bars plunge into the sand, extending 300 feet into the Pacific Ocean, and casting a long and conflicting shadow.

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Undocumented

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

As a special correspondent for Getty Images, I have spent much of the last decade photographing issues of undocumented immigration to the United States from Central America and Mexico. I’ve taken a broad approach, focusing on asylum seekers fleeing violence, migrants searching for economic opportunity, and the federal government’s response to pursue, detain, and deport them. Throughout, I have tried to humanize this story.

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Glasshouse of Immigrants

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

I initiated “The New Americans” project to explore the new immigrant experience — people that decided to come to the USA from the 1960s onward. They portray the bravery it takes to pick up and leave one’s homeland no matter what period of time.

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Invisible: Migrant Workers in Singapore

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

In this project, which was supported by a grant from the Pulitzer Center, photojournalist Xyza Cruz Bacani documents the lives of migrant workers in Singapore who left their home countries to seek a better economic future for their families but ended up being exploited.

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Letters from my Exile

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2018

“Letters from My Exile” is a participatory art project that pairs portraits and letters that tell the story of people who have endured tremendous sacrifice in their quest for a better life.

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The New Scots

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

The 1,700 Syrian refugees relocated to Scotland may be just a fraction of the 300,000 asylum cases that Germany has received, or the 100,000 that Sweden has taken in since the war in Syria broke out six years ago. But in order to play its part, the Scots are attempting a new model for integration.

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We Have Experienced Calamities

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) presents a series of portraits of people forced from home, in search of safety. Many of these displaced people bear physical and psychological wounds from the dangerous journey, and are exposed to additional threats as countries close their borders and deny them protection.

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What We Share

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

For “What We Share,” the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) teamed up with photographers to explore the theme of solidarity in times of displacement.

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(un)Documented

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

We also believe that photos and stories can be powerful tools for social justice. With this exhibit, we hope to raise discussions around important and difficult questions on human rights and belonging in the US.

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Abuelas: Portraits of The Invisible Grandmothers

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

This project focuses on undocumented Mexican immigrant women who came to New York decades ago in search of opportunity for their families. Overtime, they built their lives here and have become elders of their communities: the abuelas.

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Finding Home

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

Since September 2016, the TIME team has spent months documenting the overcrowded refugee camps in Thessaloniki, Greece, and is following the first year in the lives of several refugee babies and their mothers as they seek a new—and more permanent—home in Europe.

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ISLE LANDERS

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

Despite traveling widely, it is in his own backyard that photographer Darrin Zammit Lupi has done what he believes is his most important work, documenting the plight and tragedy of the boat people trying to reach European shores from Africa.

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Newest Americans

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

Recognizing Newark as a bellwether for the demographic future of the entire country, this project generates fresh narratives about our emerging majority-minority population and the nation it is transforming.

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Psychology of Hatred

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

The recent presidential election has thrust American Muslims into the limelight. They are scrutinized as if under a microscope, yet portrayed in a simplistic and stereotypical manner.

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Stations of the Crossing

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

Drawing from real accounts, Luceo has created a series of images and cinemagraphs telling the stories of immigrant crossings into the United States in a manner that pays homage to the religious iconography of the Stations of the Cross.

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Coming Ashore

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

This series chronicles the migrant crisis in Europe and the influx of refugees coming ashore in Lesbos, Greece. More than 500,000 people arrived in the European Union last year, seeking sanctuary or jobs, and sparking the EU’s biggest refugee emergency in decades.

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First Generation

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

My family immigrated from Central America. They have given us, the first American-born generation, a great life—the life they never had. The abundance of food, clothes and technology our parents earned through hard work is overwhelming when compared to the poor lives they left behind.

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Forced From Home in Virtual Reality

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

Put on a VR headset and experience the stories of people forced from their homes in Burundi, Syria, and Honduras. Gain a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by the 65 million people currently displaced around the world.

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Foreigner: Migration into Europe 2015 – 2016

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

Foreigner: Migration into Europe 2015–2016 is a photography book that documents the lives of people at various stages of their migration to Europe.

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The New Europeans

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

These portraits illustrate Europe’s long and complex history of immigration. Algerians came to France while their homeland was a French colony, surging in the 1954-1962 war of independence. Since the 1990s, some 40,000 Somalis fleeing civil war have settled in Sweden. Indians are among the three million South Asians who’ve come to Britain from former British colonies. About as many Turks live in Germany. They came as guest workers in the 1960s and ’70s—but stayed and had families.

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American Exile: Detained, Deported, and Divided

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2015

American Exile is a series of photographs and interviews documenting the stories of immigrants who have been ordered deported from the United States, as well as their family members – often, American citizens – who suffer the consequences of the harsh punishment of exile.

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The Iron Closet

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2015

Being gay in Russia is lonely and dangerous. Homophobic rhetoric is encouraged by the state. Violence and discrimination are tolerated.

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Neither Here Nor There

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2015

Neither Here Nor There is the story of Blanca, a young undocumented woman, who grew up picking grapes in the fields of the San Joaquin Valley, struggling to redefine herself as more than just an immigrant, a struggle brought about by legislation and geography.

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Welcome to Dilley

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2015

Dilley, Texas, best known at one point as the unofficial watermelon capital of the country —“come get a slice of the good life,” the slogan went — is a town of 4,000, an hour south of San Antonio. A sprawling, rural community in Southern Texas, its residents are currently enjoying the second oil boom in as many decades.

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I AM A FOREIGNER: Labor Migration From Central Asia to Russia

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2014

An estimated 5-6 million people from Central Asia migrate to Russia every year in search of work. I Am a Foreigner documents the journey of these migrants as they travel by train from Central Asia, and illustrates the realities they face upon arrival in their new home.

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Lost and Found

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2013

This piece is an attempt to dramatize these parallel experiences, each as crystalized by a photograph – the first taken at Ellis Island in 1905, the second in San Diego in 1989. These images were assigned to two acclaimed playwrights, who each imagined the experience of his photograph’s subjects. The Electromagnetic Theater, a contemporary radio drama company, produced the resulting plays for this installation.

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Magnum Foundation Presents Bruce Gilden & Sim Chi Yin

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 3
 archive : 2012

The Magnum Foundation will present Magnum award-winner Bruce Gilden and his series “No Place Like Home: Foreclosures in America” as well as Beijing-based Sim Chi Yin, member of the VII Photo Agency Mentor Program, and her series “China’s Rat Tribe,” which peers into the lives of young migrant workers literally living underground in Beijing.

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Events and Sessions Tagged #Immigrant Stories

Oct 22021

Presentation And Discussion With The 2021 ZEKE Award Recipients

Three ZEKE Award recipients will present their winning projects and discuss doing documentary work in different parts of the world.

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Sep 192020

Behind the Reporting: Pablo Albarenga and Ana Maria Arévalo

Pulitzer Center grantees Pablo Albarenga and Ana Maria Arévalo Gosen, in conversation with Marina Walker Guevara, discuss their approaches to photographing marginalized communities.

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Sep 132017

OPENING NIGHT with Talking Eyes Media’s Newest Americans

“Newest Americans” reaches across media formats: documentary film, photography, fiction and nonfiction essays, podcasting and interactive storytelling.

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Sep 122015

There’s No Place Like Home: Migration, Citizenship and Statelessness Globally

This panel will feature photographers documenting DREAMers in the U.S., Uighurs in China, and Dominicans of Haitian descent.

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Sep 282014

Migrant Camera

Migrant Camera is a nomadic camera obscura tent inspired by worker shelters aesthetics built by Union and undocumented workers, with the idea to foster conversations in Public Spaces between the workers, stakeholders and general public about life and work, in addition to symbolically addressing the existing social order for immigrants by turning the world upside down.

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