Immigrants across the country have been living in the shadow of uncertainty. It is estimated that 11,000 Oregonians, alone, will have to leave the country if Congress can’t come to some kind of agreement on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Brought here as small children, these young adults are now vibrant members of our communities. Nonprofit affordable housing developer Bienestar has collaborated with photographer Holly Andres to create a portrait series of Dreamers who have courageously stepped forward to tell their stories with hopes that people will gain a greater awareness of what we stand to lose in our communities if unjust immigration policies are allowed to continue.

“Back to square one. In September 2017, Trump decided to end DACA, and with that, hundreds of thousands of dreams. I remember feeling betrayed, hopeless, and distraught. I am not a criminal, I am not here to steal anything from anyone. I only seek to be part of this country and to provide and give back to my family and community everything they have given to me.” – Gustavo

How to View Dreamers: Out of the Shadows

During the day, Dreamers: Out of the Shadows can be viewed on monitors inside the ICP Museum and during evening hours, images are literally “projected” onto the windows of the ICP Museum; they can be viewed from the sidewalk outside the Museum and are most visible after sunset. Learn more about Projected.

About the Artist

Holly Andres is a fine art and commercial photographer known for her stylized cinematic scenarios. Her work has appeared in galleries and museums from Barcelona, Istanbul, and Bogota, to New York, San Francisco, and Atlanta, with viewers drawn to her often dark and mysterious or bright and witty photographs.

Andres regularly photographs editorial assignments for many prestigious publications, including the New York Times Magazine, Time, the New Yorker, and the California Sunday Magazine, while her fine art has been featured in Art in America, Artforum, Exit magazine, Art News, Modern Painters, British Journal of Photography, PDN, American Photo, Oprah Magazine, Glamour, Bust, and Art Ltd., which profiled her as one of the 15 emerging West Coast artists under the age of 35.

TOP IMAGE: © Holly Andres