Houston has welcomed 70,000 refugees—more refugees any other city in the U.S.. Out of Darkness places a spotlight on the lives of these New Americans who now call Houston home and those who are dedicated to help them.
Most of their words convey overwhelming gratitude that the U.S. has given their family the rare opportunity to call America home—a place where they can go to school, work, and contribute to their community. But behind their joyful voices, there is a wounding sorrow that etches each of their faces. As one told me, “one of the only things we have in common is the insane violence we have all witnessed.”
Those I photographed are one of the less than one percent of the more than 25 million refugees worldwide who will ever be resettled.
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