a photoblog by ben fredman

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Abel Ndayihaya.

Devout Christian Abel Ndayihaya spent last Christmas in a small tent with his wife and five sons in a refugee camp in Tanzania, where he had been living as a Burundian refugee for 35 years. Ten months ago, the family immigrated to America and moved to the Fredericksburg area. This year Abel celebrated his first Christmas in America, with a new home, a new job and a newborn addition to the family. I documented Abel and his family for a day and spent a bit of time with Abel at his job. This ran on Christmas Day in our region section with a fantastic layout. I'll post it as soon as I get the PDF's. They're wonderful people. Here is a link to the story.



















3 comments:

Mike Morones said...

Nice work Fred Benman

Amanda said...

I am a huge fan of the stairs pictures, and am impressed by the story as a whole. Amazing work. After our conversation, I'm so happy to see you coming out in full force.

mustafah said...

i dig it, man. solid.

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I am a freelance photographer and educator specializing in documentary, editorial and travel photography based in St. Petersburg FL.
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