The local immigrants project
A Celebration of the Island's Human Diversity
June 16 - September 4, 2017
Martha's Vineyard is a place to appreciate natural and human grace. This project arose from the idea that all people possess a unique and essential human story that deserves to be shared.
Immigration is a common historical theme in the region, and many generations of newcomers have found themselves on these shores over the centuries. Each new story brought with it the ability to give a profound contribution to the community. Through exchanging our stories, and filling our hearts with the richness of cultural diversity, we promote the tolerance and openness that are this Island's heritage.
Cultural beauty is boundless, and if we look each other in the eye and listen with compassion, we will find ourselves. We are all one humanity in search of love, dreams, and happiness. Hopefully by sharing these portraits and stories, we will highlight the strong multi-cultural fabric of the Island, and raise awareness for our shared humanity.