Refugee Hotelis a groundbreaking collection of photography and interviews that documents the arrival of
refugees in the United States. Evocative images are coupled with moving testimonies from people
describing their first days in the U.S., the lives they’ve left behind, and the new communities they’ve since
About the Photographer:
Gabriele Stabile is an Italian photographer based in New York City. His photography has appeared in the
New Yorker, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.
About the Editor:
Juliet Linderman is a reporter for the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Formerly the editor of a small
community newspaper, she has written for many publications including the New York Times and the
Among the Narrators:
PSAW WAH BAW, who was forced to flee her village in Burma amidst armed conflict. She describes how
her family left their village with just five cups of rice, beginning an arduous journey toward resettlement that
would take them through Bangkok, Tokyo, Illinois, and Texas.
PASTOR NOEL, who fled the civil war in Burundi in 1972 for a refugee camp in Congo. When war erupted
in Congo in 1996, Noel was once again forced from his home. He now lives in Mobile, Alabama, and is a
central figure in the African refugee community.
FELIX, a South Sudanese man who joined the rebel army as a teenager but eventually fled to a refugee
camp in Kenya. Felix now lives in Erie, Pennsylvania, where he works with Habitat for Humanity to assist
African refugees in purchasing their own homes.