‘American Exile’ combines a series of photographs and interviews with immigrants who have been deported from the USA and their families, many of whom are American citizens who are left behind. Created by Graham MacIndoe and Susan Stellin, this project has very personal beginnings: in 2010 Graham faced deportation and spent five months in immigration detention “because of a misdemeanour conviction, despite living in the US as a legal permanent resident since 1999.” After he won his case he and Stellin embarked on this project.
“Our goal is to show the wide range of people affected when someone is deported, including spouses and children who remain in the U.S., forever separated from a parent or partner living in exile,” they said.
Head On Photo Festival 2016
American Exile: Detained, Deported and Divided
Graham MacIndoe & Susan Stellin
From April 30 to May 8 2016
Sydney Lower Town Hall
483 George St