Warren Lehrer, Dinu and Christine Ghezzo, 2003
At a time when immigration issues and policy are being hotly debated throughout the nation, this exhibition shares the stories, sounds, and images that reveal the human toll of a cold- and post-cold war-world, and pre- and post-9/11 world. Crossing the BLVD forms a portrait of a paradoxical and ever-shifting America. It intimately portrays the lives of new immigrants and refugees living in Queens, NY, a modern-day Ellis Island where cultures overlap in a choreography of chaotic co-existence. For three years Lehrer and Sloan traveled the world by trekking the streets of their home borough in search of migration stories and a deeper connection to their diverse community.