This is a project borne in an atmosphere of fear and
uncertainty, a singular time in American history when undertones of intolerance and xenophobia, walls and
closed doors, re-expose our not-so-distant past.
New York is considered a “sanctuary city,” but what
that means, politically and for the 8.5 million people
who call it home, defies neat explanation.
Follow the journeys of six individuals who have found—or are continuing to seek out—sanctuary in New York City.