Sunday, June 12, 2011

Rochester Refugee Women's Network: A Picnic

Today, I had the pleasure of photographing an event held by the Rochester Refugee Women's Network at Charlotte Beach on Lake Ontario. The women were primarily from Nepal and spoke Nepalese. Workers from the network explained what a sandwich is and how to make one. Shockingly no one liked the PB&J! These women and their children are beautiful and it was wonderful to be reminded that we're all human and we can still communicate without speaking the same language. One little guy happily dropped into the lake, was soon covered in sand and put up a fight when his mom finally got him away from the beach. She didn't speak a lick of English but whatever she said, I completely understood she told me he did not want to leave the water. 

It was so good to be with people who aren't from the U.S. again (and those who were shared a passion for refugees). My favourite photos are the first one and the last two :)

1 comment:

  1. Love the photos! Thanks so much, Jesse. I'm now a follower. You do beautiful work but I'm enjoying your writing and your thoughts just as much. I hope you're able to post more photos to the RRWN Facebook page! Looking forward to working with you more next year and seeing where your future takes you... (This is Sandy of RRWN leadership traveling incognito as my quilter-persona...)