Refugees are people who, for a variety of traumatizing reasons, are forced to leave the countries where they have been born and raised, often with no warning and with little help. We are currently experiencing one of the most significant refugee crises in history. About sixteen million refugees have fled their homes and they have no homes to return to. This humanitarian crisis is about more than people losing their land, it is also about the loss of cultural heritage and loss of life. Syria, Somalia, and Palestine top the lists of countries refugees are fleeing. These refugees must now question their own understanding of their rights, history, cultural heritage, and land; but mostly they have to ask themselves, where is home now?
This series is my effort to empower the story of the refugees who I have photographed, and all refugees in a larger sense, with the hope that their stories will inspire more understanding of their situations and greater acceptance of them in their new communities.