Arthur Nazaryan is a photojournalist and filmmaker whose recent work primarily focuses on refugees and immigrants, dealing with questions of identity and assimilation. His photography has appeared in such outlets as The New York Times, CNN, the Atlantic and the Guardian. Previously based in Southeast Asia, Arthur is currently filming a documentary about the Somali community in Minneapolis.
Since 2010, when Myanmar ostensibly democratized and opened itself up to foreigners, many aid organizations have shifted their attention — and their funding — away from the border.
In northwest Thailand, tourists flock to a village where ethnic Kayah women from Myanmar wear coiled brass rings to elongate their necks. Many of these women say it's a reliable way to make money as undocumented refugees after fleeing conflict and marginalization back home.
Even if you managed to spot Pettonpung Gym from the road, you probably wouldn't guess that it’s produced some of the most renowned female fighters in Thailand and that it’s been an integral part of making the nearby city of Chiang Mai the epicenter of female kickboxing in Thailand.
Salih Abdullah was tired of racism and Islamophobia. So like many other African American Muslims, he gave the kingdom a chance.
An outbreak grabbed the headlines for Somalis in this northern state. But advocates hope it can bring more than just an emergency response.
It began with a video of Liban Adam drinking a giant bowl of camel’s milk and ended in a one-month $80,000 fundraiser.