Last week, Voice of Witness’ latest title, Refugee Hotel, photographed by Gabriele Stabile and edited by Juliet Linderman, was featured in The Chicago Tribune and Mother Jones. Refugee Hotel is a groundbreaking collection of photography and interviews that documents the arrival of refugees in the United States. Evocative images are coupled with moving testimonies from people describing their first days in the U.S., the lives they’ve left behind, and the new communities they’ve since created.
The Chicago Tribune writes, “The fragmented stories combine to present a compelling portrait of not just these individuals; by exploring the subjects’ often complex perceptions of the United States and the conflicts presented by becoming American, the book reflects a nuanced image of the country itself.”
Gabriele and Juliet will be on the East Coast this February for events celebrating the book’s release. For information on upcoming events in New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, click here.
This project, and the work of Voice of Witness, is made possible in part by support from the National Endowment for the Arts.