WHAT WE DO
PICTURE MY LIFE-
A refugee story
A photography project that allows refugee youth to practice photography and give insight into their lives.
RAMWI, the Tampa Bay Chapter of the United Nations Association of The United States of America and Photography by Avery staged this project.
It offered insight into the experiences of 10 refugee youth living in Tampa Bay while enriching their lives through a mentoring program. Each youth received a high-quality camera to keep and use to learn the basics of photographic arts. Their photos were displayed in an exhibition at the Florida Museum of Photography Art.
RAMWI offers women the opportunity to come together in a safe and supportive environment that allows growth and healing.
Together they gain knowledge of their new homes and learn to navigate through their new communities
We share one another burdens, multiply each other’s joy, and together broaden our minds with shared experience and thought.
“Friends are medicine for a wounded heart, and vitamins for a hopeful soul.”
Free of charge sewing classes offered weekly to participating women.
A wonderful way to enrich their lives as well as teach new skills and experience.
"Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean."
- Ryunosuke Satoro