Liz Sanders is a documentary photographer/videographer based in Brooklyn, New York. She is a graduate of the Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism Program at the International Center for Photography. Her work focuses...
Skills:Research, Translator, Digital Printing, Audio Recording, Photo Assisting, Color Correction, Film Scanning, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premier, Photo Editing, Black & White Printing, Storyboarding, Photojournalism, Video Editing
Like many young immigrants, Yemeni-American youth tow the line between the desire to uphold their family values and traditions and a yearning and curiosity to break away from established norms and welcome the new ways of their adopted country.
Whether born in Brooklyn to Yemeni parents, or recently arrived as some of the fortunate few to escape the raging war in Yemen, these youth struggle daily with defining and redefining their identities; as young men and women, as Yemenis living outside the comfortable cultural hegemony of their home, as young people curious at these new surroundings, as new Americans.
This ongoing project collaborates with Yemeni-American youth using photography to explore themes of identity, home, history, and coming of age.