Images of the Somali diaspora


Stories of the Somali Diaspora, an exhibit of photography by Abdi Roble, will be on display at the Weisman Art Museum from June 20 through September 27. Roble, who was born in Somalia, has been documenting his fellow immigrants’ journeys since 2003; the Weisman exhibit will feature photos taken in multiple Somali-American communities, including the large community here in Minnesota.

An opening reception this Saturday the 20th will feature traditional Somali stories, henna art, Somali food, and an appearance by Roble. Below are a few of Roble’s most evocative images.

Listening (Dadaab, Kenya, November 2005)

Ijabo and Family Waiting, (Anaheim, California, February 2006)

The Family’s New Home (Anaheim, California, April 2006)

Job Application (Portland, Maine, August 2006)

Ahmed Osman, 2006 (Minneapolis, November 2006)
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