Different Roots, Common Dreams

New Hampshire’s Cultural Diversity

Introduction by
Maggie Hassan, former NH Governor

Foreword by
John Isaac, former Chief, Photo Unit, United Nations

Journey Stories by
NH Immigrants

Photographs by
Becky Field

New Hampshire is 92% “white,” so few people have experienced the emerging cultural diversity in the Granite State.

Since 2012, photographer Becky Field has documented the lives of NH’s immigrants and refugees — weddings, funerals, workplaces, children at play, sacred ceremonies, and joyful celebrations.

Through Becky’s photographs and stories by NH’s refugees, this book tells of the journeys and celebrates the beauty and resilience of NH’s new American families.

Peter E. Randall Publisher, Portsmouth, NH

Book Wins TWO National Awards

Different Roots, Common Dreams won a 2016 Benjamin Franklin book award (IBPA) and a 2016 “IPPY” book award (Independent Publishers)!   Read more….

Diversity Project NH
Learn more about the project behind Different Roots, Common Dreams.
Bhutanese Community of New Hampshire (BCNH) is pleased to endorse this important book project initiated by Becky Field. This book…raises awareness about the strength and vitality of ethnic, cultural and religious diversity in New Hampshire.
Bhutanese Community of New Hampshire
The compelling body of work that Becky Field has created of recent New Hampshire immigrants speaks to photography’s power to reveal the complexity and drama of the human condition.
Gary Samson, Chair, Photography Department, NH Institute of Art
The photos in this book tell stories and teach about diversity.
Amadou Hamady Sy, Director, International Institute of New England, Manchester, NH

Sample photos from the book