Through August and September I was lucky enough to work with the The Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees in Utica, NY on a series of portraits featuring some amazing people. Everyone I photographed would be featured as success stories on the new MVCRCR website. It was an amazing experience working all of these individuals and trying to make images that go along with their stories both where they have been and where they are going. Some of my favorites are below and more can be found on the MVRCR website. Thank you to Jenjira, Trinh, Thein and Sagar for working with me and thank you Shana for giving me this opportunity.
I love doing this type of work which is why I’m really excited for tomorrow’s Help Portrait event where we provide pictures and prints to anyone who comes down to the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugee. You can find out more information about help-portrait here: