Documenting life as a Somali-American

Photographer Abdi Roble has been following Somalis for the last several years. He’s tracked them from refugee camps in Kenya to shopping markets in Anaheim to offices of power and influence in Minneapolis. Minneapolis is known as “Little Mogadishu” amongst Somalis, and is home to some of their greatest success stories. Below is a slide show of just a sampling of the photographs now on display at the Weisman Art Museum, with narration by Roble.

  • Anita Sue Kolman

    I am a guide at the Weisman Art Museum and this exhibit is wonderful even for small kids to see because of the large Somalian population here in the Twin Cities. I gave two tours today to kids ages 5-10 and in each group there were several kids who knew some Somalian families so they could really relate to the exhibit.

    Thanks for the coverage.