When Home Won’t Let You Stay Exhibit at HWLC

4 Portraits by James Bowey
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The photography exhibit When Home Won't Let You Stay: Portraits and Stories of Refugees in America is featured from March 8 to April 28 at Harold Washington Library Center in the 3rd Floor Exhibition Hall.

The exhibit, which includes 18 photographs, is on loan from James A. Bowey, a documentary photographer who explores human rights and cultural connections. Bowey portrays individual refugees in the physical settings of their everyday lives, through images accompanied by first-person narratives that share poignant stories of violence and loss, perseverance and hope. Join Bowey for a gallery talk about his exhibit on April 26 at 6 p.m..

One of Bowey's goals is to, “provoke discussion about the human condition of refugees in America, from their personal experience.”