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Refugees tell their stories through photo exhibit at St. John's City Hall

To mark National Refugee Day, a new photography exhibit was unveiled at St. John's City Hall Monday which showcases the resettlement experiences of newcomers since arriving in Newfoundland.

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A photo exhibit titled 'My Eyes, My Voice', opened at St. John's City Hall Monday to celebrate National Refugee Day. 0:58

To mark National Refugee Day, a new photography exhibit was unveiled at St. John's City Hall Monday that showcases the resettlement experiences of newcomers since arriving in Newfoundland.

The exhibit, titled My Eyes, My Voice, is a project of the Association for New Canadians and the City of St. John's, and will be open from June 20 to 24.

Eighteen participants from Sudan, Ethipolia, Syria, Iraq, Bhutan and Eritrea were selected from the ANC's English as Second Language Training Centre, and were asked to present photos that tells the story of their life since moving to the province's capital city.

A choir made up of new Canadians performs at Monday's exhibit opening at St. John's City Hall. (CBC)

"Pictures are a powerful media," Mayor Dennis O'Keefe said in a statement.

"This unique photo exhibit provides the public an opportunity to see through the eyes of a refugee living in our community, and what aspects of our City stand out to them as newcomers." 

See more photos of the My Eyes, My Voice exhibit below:

A new exhibit that showcases refugee experiences moving to Newfoundland will be displayed at St. John's City Hall from June 20 to 24. (CBC)
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With files from Sherry Vivian

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