September 6, 2007 - September 30, 2007
Dubois photographed family members at their moment of entry into the United States. Dressed with a unique combination of east African cloth, UNHCR issue blankets and generic tennis shoes, each individual stands at a threshold between an unreconciled past and the unrealized prospect of life in the United States. The significance of this passage, deeply imbedded in our national myths and debates on public policy is no less critical to the formation of individual and family identity. These photographs offer a visual account, destined to become more opaque and mysterious with each generation, of origin and lineage.