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03.18.15 Carolina Ana Drake

Cuban performance artist Tania Bruguera has been detained in Cuba since December 30, after attempting to stage a performance about free speech in Havana’s Revolution Square. But back in NYC, her 5-year long-term art project, Immigrant Movement International (IMI), is growing substantially despite her absence. Bruguera, who believes art can be a useful tool to […]

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04.21.14 Marina Galperina

81 Bowery is one of New York’s last lodging houses. Chinese immigrants, most of them working in construction and restaurant service industry, live communally in 64-square-foot spaces on the fourth floor, partitioned by makeshift walls and roofed with wire cages. Photographer Annie Ling on 81 Bowery: “You’re the same age as my daughter… I have not […]

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05.09.13 Julia Dawidowicz

Just like other New Yorkers, documented immigrants living legally in NYC pay municipal taxes and boost our economy. So why shouldn’t they be allowed to vote? This is the logic behind a new bill proposed by Queens Councilman Daniel Dromm that would let non-citizens who have lived in the city for over six months participate […]

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10.19.12 Marina Galperina

Here’s a trailer for La Voz de los Silenciados — The Voice of the Voiceless, just about to hit the festival circuit. Next time you see the hearing impaired peddling trinkets on the subway for change, you’ll think of Olga, a teenager from Central America who thought she was coming here to study sign language, instead, […]

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12.21.11 Marina Galperina

This graphic performance action follows the international occurrence of protestors sewing their mouths closed, like this one in Greece in solidarity with mistreated Iranian asylum seekers. Watch as two artists get Stitched Together. NSFW. […]

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08.04.11 Marina Galperina

If you enjoy gorging on imaginary fruit-flavored Asian candy and like to slab some vinegar-soaked herring on your Russian rye once in awhile, you will like project Blender. This month, Japanese immigrant Hidemi Takagi brings her informative photostudy of strange snacks from 5 boroughs, 35 neighborhoods and their dozens of stores stocked with imports from […]

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09.21.10 Marina Galperina

Charushin’s latest project Board of Honour is a tribute to illegal immigrants from Tajikistan and Uzbekistan in xenophobic Russia. Their trend of wearing “Russia” skullies is sort of a demonstratively patriotic, protective gesture. The portrait series was displayed as a site-specific “employee of the month” board exhibit in a village where many of the immigrant […]

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09.16.10 Marina Galperina

So that’s how Mexican immigrants are able work so much for so little, take all this crap, just to send some money to family back home: They’re really superheroes!.. Wait, nope, they’re real. See the latest additions to Dulce Pinzón’s ongoing classic NYC-based photo essay Superheros. […]

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05.05.10 Bucky Turco

Still no love for, Aliou Niasse, the immigrant hero from Senegal who helped foil the Time Square bombing in this AP article profiling the hero vendors. […]

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04.23.10 Bucky Turco

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer just signed a new law instructing police to racially profile Mexican-looking people. Also, immigrants will be required to carry papers proving their legal status at all times, effectively turning the Grand Canyon State into a real life version of District 9. Amazing. A racial profiling law that exempts black people while […]

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