A mother is embraced by her son, reunited after 5 years of separation.
Photo: Madeline Rose Scott/IRC

"The Lucky Ones: a visual story of Idaho enriched by refugees arriving in uncertain times" will have its Boise debut at the Idaho Black History Museum on Friday April 13th, at 5:30pm. Join us at the exhibit's grand opening and enjoy light refreshments, a discussion surrounding the current state of refugee resettlement nationally, and a brief program of welcome from the International Rescue Committee in Boise's Executive Director Julianne Donnelly Tzul, alongside the Idaho Black History Museum's Director Phillip Thompson.  

"The Lucky Ones" is a carefully curated photo exhibit featuring refugee arrivals and families reunited at the Boise airport between February and May of 2017. This period of time is particularly poignant, as refugees were being delayed, rescheduled, or completely stopped by a series of executive orders targeting the U.S.'s refugee resettlement program. The work of local photographer Madeline Rose Scott, the series also features images of these same families 6-9 months later, showing how they are integrating into daily life in their new home. 

The exhibit was funded by the International Rescue Committee in Boise, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Idaho Commission on the Arts. 

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"The Lucky Ones" debuted last fall at the Sun Valley Museum of History, where it was exhibited for several months after a well-received opening.
Photo: Megan Frances Schwab/IRC