Mary King

The works shown here honor the stories of refugees from Iraq, Afghanistan, and Germany.

A former interpreter for the U.S Army found it too dangerous to stay in Afghanistan. The family collected all their money to pay a smuggler. The smuggler drove the man with seven others packed into a van and traveled through Russia for two days without stopping to eat or drink. A woman had to leave her eight siblings back in Afghanistan. Although they are middle class, they could be blown up by an IED on the way to their offices. A teacher in Iraq was kidnapped and held for ransom in Iraq, but her family had gold and could pay. The occupants in a small town in Germany were made to dig up corpses. And there are more.

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