Utica, NY is a post industrial city in in Upstate New York that has gained fame as the "City that Loves Refugees" by welcoming immigrants fleeing climate disasters, war zones and persecution from all parts of the world, providing English language classes & other other orientation programs to prepare them to become citizens. Likewise it's an active center for the "Black Lives Matter" movement with rallies that attract multi cultural participation.
"Fragment" from the Landcape of Memory"
sylvia de swaan
Jul 14, 2016
My gratitude to the photography panel at the New York Foundation for the Arts, for selecting my project "Return: The Landscape of Memory" for a 2016 fellowship, & to NYFA for continuiing to support the work of individual artists.