By interviewing and photographing refugees of Lancaster, PA, documentary photographer Kristin Rehder sought to illuminate the humanity of a population that is often only understood through horrifying migration stories in the news. Here she discusses how important it is to understand refugees when they finally reach safety, and how in doing so, we can begin to see how strong and resilient this community is.
A documentary photographer and writer, Kristin Rehder explores concepts of community in places where she lives. Her latest project is a photo documentary of refugees resettled in Lancaster from nineteen countries. Kristin developed a specific methodology for her work while completing a master’s in liberal studies at Skidmore College with concentration in the cultural history of photography. Her partner, Sue Washburn ’73, is chair elect of the F&M Board of Trustees.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx