Crossing Borders Workshop in Baltimore

The debut of Crossing Borders Baltimore began last fall with a workshop at Patterson High School. In partnership with the Walter’s Art Museum and RAMP (The Refugee Adolescent Mentoring Project at Patterson High School) young immigrants and refugees from Iraq, Somalia, Sudan and Nepal explored their identities and cultural heritage by making photographs and writing poetry, creating a body of work that told their story.

Workshop leader Natalie Tranelli working with her students during the workshop.

Selected lines from their poetry were handwritten on their portrait to give further insight into their individuality. From the Crossing Borders Baltimore workshop leader, Natalie Tranelli, “The class had enthusiasm and energy that allowed us to work and laugh together.”

Portrait of Mohammed

The final body of work from this workshop will be exhibited in conjunction with theWalter’s Art Museum’s International Family Day June 13 – 26.

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