According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 65 million people around the world are displaced. The Newseum's new exhibit, Annenberg Space for Photography's REFUGEE, depicts the lives of diverse populations displaced throughout the world and includes stunning portraits of new Americans.
The exhibit presents a full range of global refugee experiences through singular and compelling images, taken by five internationally acclaimed photographers who traveled across five continents and 10 countries: Cameroon, Colombia, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Mexico, Myanmar, Serbia, Slovenia and the United States.
The photographs by Lynsey Addario, Omar Victor Diop, Graciela Ilturbide, Martin Schoeller and Tom Stoddart capture the hope and resolve of refugees in the face of dehumanizing and life-threatening persecution.
REFUGEE is on display through March 12, 2017. Learn more online at www.newseum.org.
Photo credit: Lesbos, Greece, 2015: A father celebrates his family's safe passage to Lesbos after a stormy crossing over the Aegean Sea from Turkey. (Tom Stoddart)
Written by Cassie Westrate, staff writer for Groups Today.