Different Roots, Common Dreams Book

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Since 2012, photographer Becky Field has documented the lives of New Hampshire’s foreign-born residents. She published a book of those photographs through Peter E. Randall Publisher, Portsmouth, NH (2015).

The photographs raise awareness about the strength and vitality of ethnic, cultural and religious diversity in New Hampshire, while also honoring and celebrating the families. It illustrates the contributions of New Hampshire’s immigrants and refugees, and educates the general public about the paths to resettlement.

The book is 9×10″, hardcover with dust jacket, 128 pages, and 133 4-color photos interspersed with short quotes from New Hampshire immigrants about their experiences. The Introduction is written by Maggie Hassan, former Governor of New Hampshire, and the Foreword by John Isaac, world-renowned photographer and former Chief of the United Nations Photo Unit. The book showcases Becky’s photographs, but also includes “Journey Stories” about the refugee experience written by New Hampshire residents from the six countries. The stories tell of the challenges and opportunities of resettlement in the Granite State.

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