Different Roots, Common
with photographer Becky
Saturday, Sept. 17th 6pm
The Newbury Vets Hall
For the past three years, photographer Becky Field has been
welcomed into the lives of New Hampshire's immigrants and refugees. Her
photographs, along with essays written by New Hampshire's immigrants, show that
while we are different in many ways, we all have the same dreams to have safe
homes, jobs to support our families, strong futures for our children, and
freedom to practice our cultural and religious traditions.
New Hampshire is known for low ethnic diversity, yet over
its history, immigrants have contributed to the state's economic growth and
multicultural character. In 2012, after hateful graffiti was scrawled on the
sides of four refugee homes, New Hampshire photographer Becky Field decided to
use her camera to show the vitality and diversity of the state's new Americans,
to honor their determination and expertise, to raise awareness about the paths
to resettlement, and to stimulate public dialog about immigration and
inclusion. Her photographs show families at home, children at play, workplaces,
weddings, funerals, sacred ceremonies, and traditional celebrations. In
addition to Becky's photographs, this book includes the words of others
involved with immigration.
Copies of the book will be available following the event.
Café: Art & Museums
September 14th, 3:30pm
Sood: Building a Museum of Museums on the Web
being able to see artwork in the greatest museums around the world without
leaving your chair. Driven by his passion for art, Amit Sood tells the story of
how he developed Art Project to let people do just that.
is an informal discussion, where questions and debate are encouraged. Coffee, tea and refreshments will be served.
Call 763-5803 for more info!
Café will be an ongoing monthly series where we view TED talks, and discuss the