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Portraits of Endangered Language Speakers



Date Submitted: 26-Apr-2013
From: Michel Buhrer
Subject: Portraits of Endangered Language Speakers
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Notice: As a photographer and journalist (from Switzerland), I have started a project to collect portraits of people speaking endangered languages and living in New York City. I already have some connections. My question: does anyone know about such people (or communities where I could possibly find such people)?

I will be in NYC until the end of May.

Thank a lot for any hint.

Michel