April 11, 2019
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...
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...
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...
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...
March 08, 2017
Newest Americans Launch Party
Newest Americans is hosting a launch party next Wednesday, March 8th for their latest issue. Join for food, music, and fun and get a sneak peak at the Ironbound Issue. Video by Julie Winokur for Newest Americans at the Ironbound Boxing Academy in Newark, NJ.
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...
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...