The Immigrant

The images presented reflect what women would have looked like during the first waves of Middle Eastern migration into the United States in the late 1800’s, while many migrants today may not come fully dressed in traditional attire, it is easy to feel as though we are, even after years of living in the US. I hope for this photo series to serve as a reminder of roots and cultural heritage of Arab Americans but also, as an educational piece for non-Arab Americans, an image that displays something different yet humanizes the subject. 

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