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January 23, 2018

Newest Americans at National Geographic Photo Seminary

Julie Winokur, Executive Director of Talking Eyes Media, and I presented Newest Americans at this year’s National Geographic Photo Seminar in January. Newest Americans is a collaboration between Talking Eyes Media, Rutgers University Newark, and VII Photo.

January 23, 2018

Newest Americans Issue 06 launch

Newest Americans will release it’s long anticipated Issue 06 this coming Tuesday, January 23rd! Stay tuned for new and updated stories about arrivals to the United States, immigrant detention, family reunification, and more. The new issue will feature photo, audio, video, and essays; including our series on Immigrant Detention featuring...

October 18, 2017

States of Incarceration: Seeking Asylum, Resisting Detention – Group Exhibition

States of Incarceration: Seeking Asylum, Resisting Detention October 18th, 2017 – December 15th, 2017 Reception: Wednesday, October 18th, 6-8 PM Project For Empty Space Gateway Project Spaces 2 Gateway Center, #Newark www.projectforemptyspace.org Project for Empty Space in collaboration with the Humanities Action Lab (HAL), Newest Americans, Rutgers University-Newark’s Graduate Program in American...

April 10, 2017

Newest Americans receives National Endowment for the Arts grant!

I am so excited to share that Newest Americans, a joint project between Julie Winokur, director of Talking Eyes Media, VII Photo & I, and Tim Raphael, Professor at Rutgers University-Newark, just received an National Endowment for the Arts (NEH link) grant that will support their collaborative documentary storytelling project about immigration...

April 10, 2017

PDN PULSE shares the NEH Grant awarded to Newest Americans

PDN Pulse shared the good news about the NEH grant awarded to Newest Americans, a collaboration between Talking Eyes Media, VII Photo, and Rutgers University Newark.   The $310K grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities will help fund a storytelling project documenting the immigrant histories of three...

March 30, 2017

Hijabi World at Freep Film Festival

Hijabi World, a film produced by Talking Eyes Media for Issue 03 of Newest Americans, will be screening at this year’s Freep Film Festival! This is the 4th annual festival in downtown Detroit produced by the Detroit Free Press, focusing on documentary films. Hijabi World will be included in...

February 23, 2017

Newest Americans releases Episode 4 of American Sueño

Talking Eyes Media and Newest Americans has just released Episode 4 of American Sueño: Undeterred. The story follows Marisol Conde-Hernandez and her family. Marisol is an undocumented law student at Rutgers Law School.   Follow Marisol’s story as it unfolds in Newest Americans Visuals by: Rachel Dennis, Ron Haviv, Gareth...

January 22, 2016

Newest Americans Issue #2

The second issue of Newest Americans has dropped! “Issue 2 of Newest Americans looks at the University Heights neighborhood of Newark in the 1960s and today, as development money flows into the city on a scale not seen in half a century. Why is University Heights so central to...

March 18, 2015

The Syrian Revolution & the Arts of Resistance

Rutgers University-Newark presents a series of events on the subject of “The Syrian Revolution and the Arts of Resistance” on March 26, 2015 at the Paul Robeson Campus Center in Newark. Three segments of this event encapsulate the Syrian revolution in a multifaceted approach. The first event, “Veiled Aleppo:...

January 27, 2015

NEWEST AMERICANS: Notes for My Homeland

Published today on National Geographic’s PROOF blog, a film produced by Talking Eyes Media in partnership with Rutgers University-Newark and VII Photo Agency, Notes for My Homeland. “Malek Jandali is no ordinary musician. The Syrian-American composer and pianist has performed in leading concert halls around the world and has...