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Photojournalist Erika Schultz launches refugee visual project on This Morning

For Immediat Release — Oct. 19, 2016
Lindsay Taylor, Consumer Marketing Manager

Photojournalist Erika Schultz and International Rescue Committee (IRC) Seattle Executive Director Nicky Smith discussed the making of a Seattle Times visual project that follows a Bhutanese refugee family during their first 30 days in Seattle with Q13 FOX hosts Kaci Aitchison and Travis Mayfield. Schultz and fellow Seattle Times visual journalist Lauren Frohne launched the project earlier this week. The IRC helped connect The Seattle Times with the featured family.

The project was a collaboration with international multimedia exhibition ART WORKS Projects "Sanctuary/Sustenance: The Story of Many Journeys," the University of Washington Center for Global Studies, the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and University of Washington Libraries and the King County Library System.

View the project at st.news/30days.

View the interview here.

Bhagi Biswa, left, rides with her relatives Pranshu and Birkha Biswa from Sea-Tac Airport. Birkha said he was amazed by the number of planes at the airport, as well of the quality of houses and roads in the United States. Bhagi graduated from Foster High School, and is now is pursing her dream to be a doctor at Washington State University.

Bhagi Biswa, left, rides with her relatives Pranshu and Birkha Biswa from Sea-Tac Airport. Birkha said he was amazed by the number of planes at the airport, as well of the quality of houses and roads in the United States. Bhagi graduated from Foster High School, and is now is pursing her dream to be a doctor at Washington State University.

Exhibit and community conversations

You can view the project and other "Sanctuary/Sustenance" exhibits at the UW Odegaard Library from Oct. 8-Dec. 15.

Join King County Libraries, ART WORKS, and UW's Center for Global Studies in conversations about resettlement:

Oct. 20, 7-8:30 p.m. at Dubsea Coffee (GoogleMap)

Oct. 25, 7-8:30 p.m., Renton LIbrary (GoogleMap)