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Crossing Borders with Art

September 27, 2018 | Laura Ferguson
SMFA’s Jeannie Simms traveled to Italy to work with townspeople and new immigrants to create art and build collaboration

Photographer Jeannie Simms has spent the past two summers in Sant’Alessio, a village in the foothills of the Aspromonte mountains in Reggio Calabria, at the far southern tip of Italy, a focal point for the refugee crisis in Europe.