The UnAmericans: Detained, Deported and Divided

Congratulations are due to New York-based Scottish photographer Graham MacIndoe and his partner, journalist Susan Stellin, on being awarded an Alicia Patterson Foundation grant for their project ‘The UnAmericans: Detained, Deported and Divided’.

The UnAmericans: Detained, Deported and Divided

The project is a series of interviews and photographs documenting the stories of immigrants who have been ordered to be deported from the United States, as well as their family members – often, American citizens – who suffer the consequences of the harsh punishment of exile. These stories illustrate the wide range of people locked up while caught up in deportation proceedings: not just individuals who crossed the border illegally, but asylum seekers, legal permanent residents, and immigrants trapped in the bureaucracy of adjusting a visa. – Graham MacIndoe & Susan Stellin.

Fatoumata - Husband Deported whilst seeking Asylum. Bronx, NYC. 2013 ©Graham MacIndoe 2013, all rights reserved.

Fatoumata – Husband Deported whilst seeking Asylum. Bronx, NYC. 2013 ©Graham MacIndoe 2013, all rights reserved.

 

Philippine Immigrant takes Sanctuary in Church after removal order, 2013. ©Graham MacIndoe 2013, all rights reserved.

Philippine Immigrant takes Sanctuary in Church after removal order, 2013. ©Graham MacIndoe 2013, all rights reserved.

 

Dante's Immigration Check In Papers. 2013. ©Graham MacIndoe 2013, all rights reserved.

Dante’s Immigration Check In Papers. 2013. ©Graham MacIndoe 2013, all rights reserved.

 

Click here to view more work from the  series of Graham MacIndoe’s photography project The UnAmericans. And please send, via Twitter, your congratulations to Susan and Graham on their award!

 

The annual fellowships are designed to foster independent in-depth reporting on national and international affairs. The Alicia Patterson Foundation fellowship program for journalists was established in 1965 in memory of Alicia Patterson, who was editor and publisher of Newsday for nearly twenty-three years before her death in 1963.

The Fellows are awarded $40,000 for a 12-month grant and $20,000 for a six-month grant.

The new Fellows will spend their fellowship months traveling, researching, and writing articles on their projects for the APF REPORTER, a quarterly web magazine published by the Foundation. Every year, the Fellows’ articles and photo essays are widely distributed through newspapers, news services, magazines, and websites worldwide. Fellows’ work often is published jointly with their “home” news outlet and has resulted in many national awards.

The winners were selected through a highly competitive process of screening by two panels of judges, as well as submitting detailed proposals, examples of past work, and references.

More than 320 reporters, editors, and photographers have won Alicia Patterson fellowships since the foundation was established in 1965 to honor the former publisher of Newsday.

 

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