The Refugee Jackpot
by Karijn Kakebeeke
Publisher's Description
There’s no more controversial subject in the United States these days than immigration, legal or illegal. Americans can learn from this multi-layered exhibition catalog, in which photographer Karijn Kakebeeke and journalist Eefje Blankevoort spend 18 months following the lives of a group of refugees who win an immigration lottery in The Netherlands. Part socio-documentary, part anthropology, part political commentary, the book uses photography, texts and interviews to show how our world in turmoil uproots people’s lives, and to ask whether anyone can really begin anew. Kakebeeke and Blankevoort address the opportunities and joy of the refugees but also the disappointments and the nostalgia for the lives they left behind. Did the refugees really win the jackpot?
ISBN: 9460830390
Publisher: Post Editions
Paperback : 256 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 6.4 x 8.6 x 0.8 inches
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