June 17, 2024

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Boulder County photographer captures young refugees through silhouettes

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A girl’s silhouette gazes at a flock of monarch butterflies, their orange wings vivid against a bleak wintery backdrop. Titled “From Broken Trees,” the piece, featured at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center, is a personal favorite of Boulder County-based photographer Dona Laurita.

“The girl actually witnessed some of her family members, her mother and her baby sister, being killed by the Taliban. She’s from Afghanistan,” Laurita said in an interview with the Denver Post. “The stories of such loss and devastation and tragedy for a young person to navigate and then come to a country where they don’t know the language, they’re Muslim, they don’t fit right into a community. Those stories stand out to me.”

For the past year, Laurita has provided a safe space for…

Julianna O&#039;Clair

2024-06-11 06:00:54

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