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A Family Portrait from 8,000 Miles Away

Adele Peters

After criticizing the government in Uganda put his life in jeopardy, Denis fled the country, and came to the U.S. with $5 in his pocket. A photographer named John Clang helped him be part of his first family portrait, despite the fact that his relatives are thousands of miles away and he can't go back. (The project was funded by Skype, which, unsurprisingly, plays a big role in helping the family stay in touch).

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  • momentscaptured

    Oh so heartwarming.Could it be possible for Denis to go visit his family even just for a bit or the other way around? I wish they could at least see each other more often through Skype

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    I will not lie. That made me cry! I just wish Denis could actually visit his family.