immigration photography

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The Muslim community is mourning the passing of Nabra, a 17 year old young woman from Sterling, VA. Nabra was beaten to death with a baseball bat and left in a pond after going missing while walking to a mosque with her friends. Hate crime against Muslim Americans is at its highest point with more than 67% increase since 2016. Nabra is another example of the escalating violence towards Muslims Americans. Activists gathered at Union Square to hold a vigil for Nabra and her family and to stand against violence against Muslim Americans. 

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Born in Nigeria and raised in New Jersey, Modu was a young photographer whose parents had been part of the first wave of immigrants.

His photos have graced the covers of Rolling Stone Magazine and Jazz Times, Chi will also be remembered for shooting iconic album covers for Snoop Dogg, Method Man, Mobb Deep, Mad Lion, and Christian McBride. His work has appeared in numerous exhibitions, including the Hutchins Gallery, Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville NJ, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn NY, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland OH.

wait. A Nigerian took one of Nas’ and BIG’s most iconic photos ever?? Dope!

Crossing Borders: Immigration and American Culture

As part of our Citizens and Borders initiative, we have launched a digital exhibition of works from MoMA’s collection by artists who immigrated to the U.S., often as refugees in search of safe haven. The works were chosen by staff across the Museum, and represent a range of mediums—painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, performance, film, design, and architecture—and a span of nearly 100 years.

We’ll be posting a selection of those works here over the next week, but you can explore all the works at mo.ma/crossingborders.

[Arshile Gorky. Garden in Sochi. c. 1943. Oil on canvas. Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest. © 2017 Estate of Arshile Gorky/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York]

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‘Day Without Immigrants’ protests across the U.S.

Immigrants across the United States stayed home from school and work on Thursday to show how critical they are to the nation’s economy and way of life.

“A Day Without Immigrants” actions took place in a number of cities, including Philadelphia, Boston, Houston, Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C. The protest gained momentum on social media and by word of mouth.

It comes in response to the policies and proposals of President Trump, whose administration has pledged to increase the deportation of immigrants living in the country illegally. Trump campaigned on a vow to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and blamed high unemployment on illegal immigration. As president, he has sought to bar people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.

Organizers expect thousands of people to participate or show solidarity with workers during the day of protest. (AP)

(Photos: Steven Senne/AP, Todd McInturf /Detroit News via AP, Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters, Drew Anthony Smith/Getty Images, Jim Bourg/Reuters)

See more images from #daywithoutimmigrants on Yahoo News.

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Ellis Island Immigrants
ca. 1905–14
Photographer: Augustus F. Sherman (American; 1865–1925)

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These 100-Year-Old Colour Portraits Of New York Immigrants Reveal Incredible Outfits
Digital colourisation shows off the most amazing clothes from around the world.
By Matthew Tucker

History meets the modern age with these amazing 100-year-old colorized portraits of Ellis Island immigrants.  

The photographs were taken between 1906 and 1914 by amateur photographer Augustus Francis Sherman and feature immigrants wearing the national dress of their country of origin.