Newest AmericansResident Partner

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.