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New Americans: Collection of stories on refugees who were resettled in the United States to start a new life

New Americans at Skylight Studios shows the prevailing hope and strength of today’s refugees from across the globe. Opening in conjunction with the REFUGEE exhibition on April 23, this multimedia installation features the experiences of refugees who are rebuilding their lives after being resettled in the U.S.

In New Americans, visitors can view Humans of New York’s compelling photo series of Syrian refugees recently accepted for resettlement through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program.  A section of the installation commissioned by the Annenberg Foundation and titled New Californians features inspirational audio recordings, photographs and short films of newly resettled refugees in California. Sarah Ann Jump’s engaging multimedia project, New Roots, follows a Congolese family through their first year as new residents of Rochester, NY.

New Americans also features The Refugee Project, an interactive data visualization that depicts the global movement of refugees over the last 40 years and explains the causes of the largest refugee movements.

Additionally, guests can immerse themselves in The illumiNATION Experience, an interactive light and shadow installation exclusively at Skylight Studios.

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