Carnegie Corporation of New York invites you to celebrate the contributions of distinguished American immigrants by sharing in our annual public awareness initiative. Throughout the month of June, on social media and on our website, the Corporation is featuring Great Immigrants named in prior years as a buildup to the public announcement — on June 28 — of the class of 2018, with the final tribute on the Fourth of July, when the honorees will be saluted in a full-page public service announcement in the New York Times.
In the run-up to the announcement of the new class Great Immigrants, we commissioned acclaimed photojournalist Jennifer S. Altman to pay a visit to five past honorees — and we also get to meet a dynamic member of the dynamic class of 2018. Altman’s compelling and stylish portraits of these six extraordinary men and women capture something of their grace, their gravity, and their good humor. And each is — don’t forget — an immigrant to this great nation. They and the millions of other immigrants who have made, and who continue to make, our nation strong and vibrant are The Secret of America. Explore the portraits in The Secret of America.