On Sunday “The New York Times” published a photo essay on the daily lives of the approximately 300 immigrants from the Darfur region of Sudan who live in Kensington, Brooklyn. The images are by Dave Sanders, “a photojournalist who lives in nearby Park Slope, has been documenting the community since the fall of 2008.”  (He is interviewed on The Times’ Lens Blog.) Here’s some highlights of images of the refugees, now migrants, doing, among other things, back-breaking work, at a wedding (above) and, Abdallah Abaker, a taxi driver, who paints in his free time. It also turns out the largest group of Darfuris in the United States live in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and that some move between there and New York City.

Further Reading

A private city

Eko Atlantic in Lagos, like Tatu City in Nairobi, Kenya; Hope City in Accra, Ghana; and Cité le Fleuve in Kinshasa, DRC, point to the rise of private cities. What does it mean for the rest of us?

What she wore

The exhibition, ‘Men Lebsa Neber,’ features a staggering collection of the clothes and stories of rape survivors across Ethiopia.