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Stunning Photos Depict Migrants 'As They'd Rather Be Seen'

The photos avoid war, destruction and poverty — and instead focus on the beauty and resilience of people who leave home in search of a better life.
James Jean and Patrice Worthy, photographed in New York City. They model clothing by Ikiré Jones. Source: Rog Walker for Ikiré Jones

Many of the images we see of refugees, migrants and immigrants portray them as burdens on society or victims of oppression.

A new photo show, Another Way Home, offers a different narrative.

Curated by the Open Society Foundations, a philanthropic organization founded by George Soros, the exhibit is the latest installation of its annual Moving Walls series. The series is dedicated to social justice, and this year, the topic is migration. The show opened on September 26 at the group's office in New York City and runs until July 2019.

The Foundation received more than 400 submissions and chose 13 photographers, artists and storytellers. Many of the winners are

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