This portrait project, “The Changing Face of Maine,” was created for the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP.) The photographs are of New Mainers - individuals and families originally from Syria, Burundi, Peru, Congo, Honduras, and Iraq who have made a new home in Maine.
ILAP is an incredible organization that offers pro bono legal assistance to Maine's immigrant community, helping them keep their families together, gain protection from persecution and domestic violence, attain residency and work authorization, and become proud U.S. citizens.
Leandre, a human rights attorney, originally from Burundi, now working with the homeless in Maine.
Michelle, Michael, and José
José, originally from Honduras, with his wife, Michelle, and their son, Michael.
Yassin and his Family
Yassin, a mathematician originally from Syria, with his wife, Fadia, and their children, Moaz, Raneem, Mustafa, and Jena.
Kifah, an artist and poet, originally from Iraq.
David & Adele
Adele, a fashion designer originally from Congo, with her son, David, founder of Kesho Wazo.
Nélida, a health care professional, originally from Peru.