From Refugee to Lawyer

This past Friday I photographed Njoya Tikum, moments before he graduated from Columbia Law School.

Njoya Tikum, New York City, May 14, 2010
Njoya Tikum, New York City, May 14, 2010

A native of Cameroon, Njoya was arrested, re-arrested, tortured, and his family abused because of his political views. He came to the United States in 2006 and was granted political asylum in 2008.

New York Times profile of Njoya (December, 2008).

Njoya Tikum, New York City, May 14, 2010
Njoya Tikum, New York City, May 14, 2010