James Maher Photography >> Storytelling in Our Immigrant City


James Maher Photography

Manny Cantor Center

Part of YOUR STORY OUR STORY at the Tenement Museum


This project celebrates the stories, struggles, successes, and life perspectives of twenty-five people whose lives have been touched by immigration on the Lower East Side.

At a time when anti-immigration rhetoric is on the rise and immigrants are often scapegoated for societal problems, it is more important than ever to personalize the immigrant story and to encourage a dialogue. These are real people who have benefit our country and way of life in both concrete and profound ways.

Throughout our history, the Lower East Side, New York City, and the United States of America have led the way as a haven for immigrants and refugees from around the world. A unique culture and way of understanding have been created as a result and made us all stronger and richer in many ways.

This project was done with the kind help of the Education Alliance and the Manny Cantor Center on the Lower East Side, and were done with the the neighbors, staff, volunteers, and family of the Education Alliance and the Manny Cantor Center and were done with the neighbors, staff, volunteers, and family of the Manny Cantor Center.

If you would like to download and read more of the interviews in PDF form, you can view them on the web at this link: rebrand.ly/stimcty.