“Different Roots, Common Dreams” received a wonderful review from the Midwest Book Review! They stated that it “is a pleasure to browse through and … very highly recommended.” Here’s the review.
The Photography Shelf
Different Roots, Common Dreams
Peter E. Randall Publisher
Box 4726, Portsmouth, NH 03802
9781937721244, $35.00, 116pp, www.DifferentRootsNH.com
Synopsis: New Hampshire is 92% “white,” so few people have experienced the emerging cultural diversity in the Granite State. For more than three years, photographer Becky Field has documented the lives of NH’s immigrants and refugees through photographing their weddings, funerals, workplaces, children at play, sacred ceremonies, and joyful celebrations. Through Becky’s photographs and stories by NH’s refugees, “Different Roots, Common Dreams” tells of the journeys and celebrates the beauty and resilience of NH’s new American families.
Critique: Combing occasional commentary and beautiful photographic images, captioned and in full color, “Different Roots, Common Dreams” is a pleasure to browse through and ultimately quite informative. Simply stated, “Different Roots, Common Dreams” is very highly recommended for personal, community, and academic library Contemporary American Photography and Ethnic Photographic Studies collections.
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