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Image: An abstract portrait of Gurmail, a gas jockey in New Jersey from Ambala, India. c/o Ed Kashi

Who We Are

Newest Americans is a multimedia laboratory where visual storytellers, journalists and artists collaborate with academics and students to document the stories that radiate from the most diverse university in the nation. Based in Newark, NJ—a city shaped by migration—the project also explores the ways the history of the city informs these contemporary immigrant stories. The project cross-pollinates academic inquiry, public humanities programming, and award-winning media production to generate fresh narratives and insights about our (im)migrant past and our demographic future.

Newest Americans is produced by the Rutgers Center for Migration and the Global City in partnership with VII Photo and Talking Eyes Media.

Latest from Newest Americans

Stories from the Pandemic, As a pandemic hits, youth respond.

Stories from the Pandemic is a multimedia initiative by Newest Americans that documents youth-centered experiences during the #coronavirus pandemic. The essays, videos, and images, offer an intimate look inside a range of unique experiences that young people are facing.

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Ironboundfoodscapes, Five Buildings, Five Stories, One Neighborhood

The mile-long stretch of Ferry Street from Penn Station to St. Stephen’s Grace Community Church is the spine of Newark’s Ironbound neighborhood. Originally chartered in 1765 as Old Ferry Road by the colonial legislature to connect the ferries transporting goods and people from Manhattan and Jersey City to the market place in Newark, Ferry Street has provided a landing spot for newcomers ever since, a place for new arrivals to the city to begin new lives along the old ferry road.

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