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December 14, 2009

Somali Diaspora Project

Filed under: Arts, Nonprofit — Alison Aten @ 4:56 pm

The Somali DiasporaThe Twin Cities Daily Planet reports that  photographer Abdi Roble and author Doug Rutledge of The Somali Diaspora have returned to the Twin Cities to further document the Somali refugee experience in words and photos. Roble and Rutledge also founded a non-profit organization, The Somali Documentary Project, to tell more stories of Somali immigrants and refugees. The TC Planet article notes that the organization formed a partnership with the Twin Cities International School, “through which Somali students are trained in photography and writing to document their own communities in Minnesota. The Twin Cities is one final destination in a long and harrowing journey through multiple countries that exploit and disregard these people along the way.”

For a slideshow of Roble’s beautiful photos with his thoughtful commentary, check out Marianne Combs’s State of the Arts blog at MPR.

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