Faces of immigrants

ART

February 22, 1996|By John Dorsey

In 1991, documentary photographer James Startt taught a class in English as a second language at Baltimore City Community College and, in the process, met recent immigrants to Baltimore. He photographed 11 of them, from places as far-flung as China, Ukraine and Somalia, and got them to write statements in their own handwriting about their personal stories and reactions to their lives in the United States.

The photos and statements constitute "New Americans," an exhibit now at Gallery One in newly renovated Peterson Hall at Western Maryland College. Startt, a 1984 graduate of Western Maryland, is living and working as a photojournalist in France.

At Western Maryland College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, through March 8. Noon to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays (and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays); 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Call (410) 857-2599.

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