Raofi is a graduate student at the New York School of Visual Arts. She lives in Rancho Bernardo. Follow the children on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/kids.and.camera/
My family was forced to leave Afghanistan during the Soviet Union’s invasion. My father was a prominent man. He was the mayor of our town and had worked hard for the betterment of the Afghan people. He was forced to leave everything behind to save his family from the Soviet Union’s bombs. He brought us to the United States in search of peace, but life as a refugee was tremendously hard. As a child, I saw my family struggle. To this day, these hardships drive me to help others, especially children and women. I use my master’s degree in education and my passion for documentary photography for the betterment of marginalized and refugee children.
In 2018, I created a photography project for children in San