My work explores the untold stories of immigrated individuals around us. Each of these individuals have migrated to the United States of America for different reasons and they all have amazing perspectives to share. I wanted to learn about people that I had just met or even friends that I have known my whole life without realizing their distinct past. I photographed each person in their chosen location which makes them feel comfortable and at home. Through their quotes I want you to see a part of the individual that I met from behind my camera. I have placed pins to represent each person’s home country on the map and I invite you to place your home on it as well.
—Smith Hall Gallery, April–May 2021