April 11, 2019

37 Voices

37 Voices: Newest Americans Visuals: Ed Kashi Intro: Mary Ann Koruth Words: Shana Russell   A study conducted in 2016 by the United Way of North Jersey found that 37% of the state’s population earns too much to qualify for federal assistance but are unable to save against the high...

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...

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...

March 08, 2016

Newest Americans Awards & Screenings

Two award-winning Newest Americans short documentaries, Notes For My Homeland  and We Came And Stayed, continue to garner praise and attention from new audiences! As noted in the latest Newest Americans newsletter, “Notes has been selected for the Black Maria Film Festival’s Jury’s Select 1st Prize, and We Came...

March 26, 2015

VEILED ALEPPO: Photojournalism & the Syrian Civil War

with Ed Kashi & Franco Pagetti March 26, 2015, 2:30 – 4:00 pm Paul Robeson Campus Center Newark, NJ Award-winning photojournalists Ed Kashi and Franco Pagetti will discuss their experience covering the revolution, focusing particularly on “Veiled Aleppo,” Franco’s haunting photographs of the sheets that line the war-torn streets...