"The Faces of Syrian Refugees" art exhibit debuted at City Hall on June 6th and will be on view through June 30th. The exhibit profiles 20 Syrians who fled their war-torn homeland and resettled in Europe and North America, and are now building new lives.
"The Faces of Syrian Refugees exhibit is incredible powerful, and humanizes the refugee crisis in a way that is thought provoking and leaves a lasting impact," said Mayor Martin Walsh. "I encourage everyone to come visit this exhibit over the course of Immigrant Heritage Month, and experience the story of each individual features in the photos."
The exhibit was produced by Boston-based photographer Michael Cohen, working with Dr. Dana Janbek of Lasell College and Amy Bracken, a freelance journalist, and together they traveled to speak with 20 different refugees at their new homes to create the exhibit.
A program and reception featuring the exhibit will be held at City Hall on June 20th to commemorate World Refugee Day. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibit is located in the mezzanine area of the 3rd Floor Lobby of City Hall.