Focus on ICP Grads: Gabriele Stabile, Documenting American Refugees

Refugee Hotel Cover

Gabriele Stabile (’07) set out to document the lives of refugees in what might be the modern version of Ellis Island—airport hotels. He found more than ephemeral people, though, he found individuals and their stories. Of fear, escape, hard work, struggle, success; of history and future. McSweeny’s published his book, with text written by Juliet Linderman, in November of 2012.

Prisoners’s craft work

Felipe Flores (83) has a little shop in Rio Pedras Market in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is selling paintings of prisoners from the local prison. The paintings costs around 50 USD and from this income the prisoners can buy toilet articles and what they need for daily use. Beyond the colorful craft works you can find the puerto rican Marilyn Monroe or the puerto rican Mona Lisa as well. Felipe also sells puerto rican lotto. His best friends dreamed about the winning numbers and Felipe with the numbers on his hand is looking for these numbers every day.