Sreenivasan: A Bostonian photographer is highlighting the contributions of immigrants. NewsHour Weekend's Mori Rothman reports.
Mori Rothman: You turn the corner, and all of a sudden you see a three-story face on a, on a tree or on a building. It's unexpected.
Reporter: Walk around Boston and you may run into the work of photographer Erik Jacobs on iconic buildings, bridges and parks. Last summer, Jacobs grew frustrated with the negative tone of the debate on immigration and started a public art project called "Boston stands with immigrants." It will show 18 projections in public spaces around the city. This project is an attempt to shine a light on immigrants and their... and their contributions. Jacobs uses a 60-pound cinema quality projector at each site. So far, they've shown famous immigrants like Dominican Red Sox slugger David Ortiz at Fenway Park; and Boston's first Muslim police captain, Haseeb Hosein. There are immigrants from all walks of life.
Mori Rothman:We wanted to represent a wider section of immigrants than just the most well known and the most recognizable.
Reporter: Cuban immigrant Dennis Perez was overwhelmed when she saw her picture projected on the Massachusetts state house.
Dennis Perez: I think I will cry, maybe.
Reporter: Perez immigrated to the U.S. two years ago, seeking an escape from the meager circumstances of her family's life in Cuba.
Dennis Perez: One day, I wake up. I think I need give better life for my daughter.
Reporter: After a six-month journey, Perez made it to Boston with nothing. She's taking English classes and has a job cleaning a co-working space, and hopes to make enough to bring her seven-year-old daughter to the U.S..
Mori Rothman:I think that appealing to the humanity of our subjects, like, that is the most unassailable story we can tell. And to every degree people who may not agree that immigrants are great for our society can see these people as human beings, I feel like we've succeeded.
Reporter:Pictures of all 18 planned projections will be shown in Boston's Edward M. Kennedy Institute later this year.
1.all of a sudden 突然
All of a sudden my heart hardened against her.
2.run into 遇到
They agreed to sell last year after they ran into financial problems...
3.frustrated with 沮丧/失望
As for myself, I was really frustrated with my play.
4.all walks of life 各行各业
Volunteers from all walks of life are feeling put upon.
埃里克·雅可布：你转过弯，突然看到一张三层楼高的脸在，在树上或在建筑物上 。真是出乎意料 。
记者：漫步波士顿，你可能就这样闯入了摄影师埃里克·雅可布的作品中，它们就在标志性建筑上、桥梁间、公园里 。去年夏天，雅可布对那些负面的移民辩论基调感到非常沮丧，于是发起了一个名为“波士顿与移民共存”的公共艺术项目 。它将在城市周围的公共场所打出18个投影 。这个项目是一次尝试，它照亮了移民（的内心），也让人们看到了移民的贡献 。雅可布在每个投影地点都布设了一台60磅电影院级放映机 。目前为止，他们已经投影了一些著名移民人物形象，如在芬威球场投影了红袜队强击手大卫·奥蒂兹；以及波士顿首名穆斯林警察队长，哈西卜·侯赛因 。这些移民都来自各行各业 。
埃里克·雅可布：我认为这有助于我们学科的人性化，这是我们能讲出的最无懈可击的故事 。在任何程度上，对于不认同移民对我们社会有益的人都可以把他们视为人类公平对待，我觉得我们已经成功了 。