“Immigrants” Exhibition

Soho Photo Gallery

poster for “Immigrants” Exhibition
[Image: © Photograph by Peter Turnley "July, 2006, Tijuana, Mexico"]

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Soho Photo Gallery presents Immigrants, an exhibition focused on the uprooted people who cross the world’s borders, driven by nearly infinite variations in human need and desire to leave behind a life they know in exchange for one they do not.

Twelve artists have been brought together to explore stories from across the globe and across history - the Middle East, Europe, the Americas and beyond, from the 19th century to the present. The images they have created tell of people on the move, some by choice and many not, some motivated simply by a desire for a better life, many driven by extreme violence and poverty: Syrians in refugee camps; Haitian immigrants; Yazidi women, former ISIS slaves, establishing new lives in Canada; people on the road north from Central America; immigrants living both legally and without status in the United States.

The photographers’ approaches are as varied as the stories they tell, including documentary images, an immersive photo-installation, visual metaphors and conceptual images.

In portraying this broad mosaic of people, places, times, motivations and outcomes, the exhibition uniquely captures the shared narrative that binds these disparate experiences together. As the exhibition’s statement puts it:

“In the beginning, there were no borders. We fanned out from southern
Africa and populated the planet in waves of migration beginning some 120,000 years ago. It is not metaphorical to say we are all immigrants,
it is actual. This is humanity’s shared history.”

Curated by Ellen Jacob and Pierre-Yves Linot. The featured photographers:
Peter Turnley Refugees | F. Emmanuel Bastien We Will Survive: A New Life After Being an ISIS Slave | Diana Bejarano Letters From My Exile | Sarah Corbin Remembrance | Marc Hors Portraits of Dignity | Ellen Jacob Us Against the Wall*
Leslie Jean-Bart Reality & Imagination | Alain Licari Me Dicen El Migrante
Pierre-Yves Linot We the Immigrants | Cathy Wilson Ramin Lines Drawn
Paul Stetzer Becoming New York | Francisco Uceda Mojados



from September 30, 2019 to October 19, 2019

Opening Reception on 2019-10-01 from 18:00 to 20:00

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