MIDDLE AMERICANS

This project explores the lives of immigrant teens who moved to the US from different parts of the world. The series reflects on their experiences as they grew up in this "another" world and cope with challenges around them. Most of them feel their identity belongs in the middle, not completely American and not completely identifiable with their home countries. 

SHEWA SHWANI

ALJANABI FAMILY

VIANEY

Vianey Botame, 17, originally from Bangui, Central African Republic moved to a refugee camp after the civil war. From playing soccer in the refugee camp with his friends to now playing in the Henninger high school team comprised entirely of immigrants in Syracuse, NY. He grew up seeing the war and now hopes for a better future in the US.

BORIS IRAKOZE