Thursday, December 24, 2009

Exhibition Opening - January 21 5pm

Borderland Youth is having an exhibition opening at Texas State University – San Marcos on Thursday, January 21st from 5 – 7. Photography and writing by students from the Native American Charter Academy in Albuquerque, Franco Middle School in Presidio, Reagan County High School in Big Lake, and Wurzbach Manor in San Antonio will be displayed. Thanks for your support and we hope to see you all at the exhibition.





Saturday, December 19, 2009

Newcomers Book










Designed by student interns Deleigh Hermes, Christina Zambrano, and Ben Lamb

Friday, December 11, 2009

Thank You

Thanks to SAPL Imaging for all of their work and support in processing the film for the Newcomers project. They are a great family run photo lab in San Antonio that does very excellent work.

Check them out at http://www.saphoto.com

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

from Tiana during a free-write

The most important place to me is the pueblo I am from which is Acoma. Acoma is the home of all the ceremonies the Acoma people do. Acoma is very important to me. It is why I call myself Native American.

Tiana, 7th grade

Monday, October 19, 2009

Big News!

We will be creating a public art project for the Amnesty International Human Rights Art Festival in Washington DC this coming April. We will mount some of the youth photographs and poems in windows around the festival area. See more about the festival and our participation here

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

by Mi Thae Thae

I came to new country because in my country a lot of people kill somebody
and my friends father is die. When we hear we came to the America the
people said when you go to America my mothers friend said call us. When
I came here I see a new people and new friend. When I see new friend they
said do you want to play with us. I said I don't and they go play and I go inside
my house.


Mi Thae Thae, 5th grade
Newcomers Refugee Program, San Antonio, TX
2009

Monday, October 12, 2009

Poem by Fatuma in Newcomers Program


When I lived in Kenya life was hard, but since

I came to S.A. TX my whole life changed.

I like how the place looks and
seeing new people and
hearing people speak new languages.

In Kenya my life was hard, but now
my life is different.

I have freedom that I didn' have back then
here I can do what I wish to do
back then I couldn't do what I wish to do or
say something that I wanted to say outloud.

And here I could do these stuff without people judging me
telling me not to do
and to do.


Fatuma, 7th grade
Newcomers Refugee Program, San Antonio, TX
2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

Here is some new work by the refugee youth







Newcomers Refugee Program, San Antonio, TX
2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

a few more pics with many more soon









Photos by Shelly (1, 2), Hulbey (3) Fatuma (4, 5, 6), Ali (7)
Newcomers Refugee Program, San Antonio, TX

2009

Friday, July 24, 2009

Interview about Project

Please check out an interview about the project, etc on:

http://dodgeburn.blogspot.com/

Thursday, July 23, 2009

7.22 - Ali's Home

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Video by Ali - personal footage of his home
Newcomers Refugee Program, San Antonio, TX

2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Field Trip to Artpace

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Day 3 (no sound)
Newcomers Refugee Program, San Antonio, TX

2009

Sunday, July 19, 2009

7.17 - Friday's Field Trip to Artpace




Field Trip to Artpace
Newcomers Refugee Program, San Antonio, TX
2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

7.16 - Video Snippets from Day 2

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Day 2 (no sound)
Newcomers Refugee Program, San Antonio, TX

2009

7.16


Mohamed showing his muscles during a break
Newcomers Refugee Program, San Antonio, TX

2009

7.15 - Newcomers Day 2




Self-portrait project (1,2) and Capturing video of after lunch races (3)
Photos by Leslie
Newcomers Refugee Program, San Antonio, TX

2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

7.14 - First Pictures from Newcomers







Photos by Ali (1, 2), Shelly (3) Habiba (4, 5), Fatuma (6)
Newcomers Refugee Program, San Antonio, TX

2009

7.13 Newcomers Refugee Program - Day 1

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These are video snippets from Day 1 of the Newcomers documentary arts program in San Antonio. We are working with 50 young refugees from Iraq, Somalia, Tanzania, Sudan, Kenya, Thailand, Burma, and Nepal.


Will and Ronnie leading the morning drawing/painting session with our intern Fernanda.


Friday, July 10, 2009

7.10 - more from Presidio







Photos by Ablyn (1), Alexis (2, 3, 4), Ana (5), Ashley (6)
Franco Middle School, Presidio, TX

2009