Photo by Kate Medley for the SFA
The photograph above will be featured as part of the Johnson County Museum's upcoming exhibit "New Immigrants and the American Dream." The Johnson County Museum is located in Shawnee, Kansas. The exhibit opens on March 25 and will remain on view through January 29, 2012. From the museum's website:
This exhibition, produced by the Johnson County Museum, looks at how changes in U.S. immigration policy have impacted who comes to the U.S. and the life they find here. It also explores the lives of immigrants in suburban communities and the role of the American Dream in shaping their experiences.The image is part of our project that documents Atlanta's Buford Highway and is from the oral history interview with Harold Shinn of the Buford Highway Farmers Market. The fieldwork was conducted for the SFA by our friend and colleague Kate Medley and was featured as part of last year's programming theme, The Global South.