People were lined up to have their pictures taken in the late morning and early afternoon at 9th and L Streets. Inside Out Project 11M had their photo truck parked along the sidewalk where they were working.Photographer Phil Kemp was there when they first started taking peoples’ pictures and plastering them onto the brick building.
(audio courtesy of Phil Kemp)
I was there in the early afternoon and came back later as they were winding down. They finished at 6pm.Inside Out Project 11M, according to the website, creates “a portrait of America that includes immigrants and the descendants of immigrants alike.”
"I’ve been a strong supporter of immigration reform, especially the Asian-American," Andrew Midina said. "Family integration has been a part of peace immigration for a lot a Asian-Americans, a chance to bring their families together."
"This is a great art exhibit that really illustrates the different faces of immigrants as Congress debates a pathway for citizenship for 11 million individuals," Tiffany Mok said. "I think it’s really important to emphasize the community aspect of how immigration reform affects each of our communities and not just a theoretical debate in Congress."
Mok and Midina’s photos are displayed.
Each and everyone of us is the offspring of immigrants coming to America from another country, unless someone is 100% Native American.
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