The Annenberg Space for Photography’s Refugee exhibit will be displayed at Newseum beginning November 18th.
“Through images created by five internationally acclaimed artists, REFUGEE explores the lives of refugees from a host of diverse populations dispersed and displaced throughout the world. The exhibit features photographs taken in Bangladesh, Cameroon, Colombia, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Mexico, Myanmar, Serbia, Slovenia, and the United States.
With the number of displaced people having reached 65.3 million globally, according to UNHCR, this timely exhibition allows audiences to engage with aspects of the plight of refugees not previously encountered, and to reflect on a full range of refugee experiences through singular images. The compelling exhibit offers visitors insight into the plight of refugees, including their efforts to survive, their needs, their dreams and their hopes for a better future.”
Two of USCRI’s clients will have their stories and photos featured in this exhibit. Muhammad, resettled by USCRI Albany, fled with his family from Iraq to Turkey. Although the family was separated in Turkey and are awaiting reunification, Muhammad is settling into life in New York by seeking opportunities to put his graphic design talent to work.
Patrica, resettled by USCRI Vermont, arrived to the U.S. by herself after becoming separated from her family in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Patricia was raped and left to die in the bush, before a woman found her and cared for her. Patricia fled to Nairobi to seek safety, and hopes to be a voice for women that continue to suffer in the DRC.