Credit: City of Surrey
The Gems of Surrey
Visit this window display to see how newcomer women adjust to life in Canada.
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7 windows tell the stories newcomer women. Each window provides a glimpse into a different woman’s journey and life in Canada. Many immigrated from countries such as Iraq, Syria and Jordan.
These photos were created through a series of cultural exchange workshops held by Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS). Participants explored questions of cultural diversity and learned camera skills from a professional photographer. The end assignment was to create auto-ethnographic photography series—a method of telling one’s story through photos
This photography series is on display at the Crescent Beach Pop-Up Gallery. While space inside the gallery is currently closed, visitors can view temporary window displays. To learn more, visit the Crescent Beach Pop-Up Gallery webpage.