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While photographing a small farming and oil community in California’s Central Valley, Sam Comen became fascinated with the lives of young undocumented immigrants who were eligible for the DREAM Act. Once keyed into their network, he learned that they were highly organized and empowered student activists.

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Immigration • Portraits • Sam Comen • U.S.
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Photographer Emine Ziyatdinova introduced herself to Yuriy Shelkaev while pursuing a long-term project on the Russian immigrant community in Brighton Beach. A self-proclaimed psychic and spiritual healer, he told her that their meeting was destined.

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Emine Ziyatdinova • Immigration • Natural Disasters • New York • U.S.
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In Sydney’s “Wild West” suburbs live immigrants from all over the world. George Voulgaropoulos didn’t have a goal when he began photographing the western outer edges of Australia’s largest city. It’s a personal story of getting to know the immigrants and learning about their cultures.

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Australia • George Voulgaropoulos • Immigration • Portraits • World
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Not long after they began arriving in 2008, photographer Mary Kang started following the Bhutanese community that was established near her home in Austin, Texas. They were among the more than 100,000 people of Nepalese descent who fled Bhutan amid ethnic tensions in the early 1990s.

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Bhutan • Immigration • Mary Kang • Nepal • U.S.

Jocelyn's mother was deported three years ago, leaving her and her father to take care of her sister and four brothers. Impressed by the 16-year-old girl’s strength, photographer Ester Jove Soligue turned her camera toward the family to capture their plight.

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Photojournalist Ariana Lindquist took portraits of 50 immigrants for “Green Card Stories,” a book that reflects the diversity of the people who go through the immigration system in the United States. Across the country, she met people who had found a path to permanent residency or citizenship.

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Ariana Lindquist • Immigration • In America • Photo Book • Portraits • U.S.
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