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.

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