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We Are Salt Lake Art Exhibit

We are Salt Lake is about our collective humanity as a community of diverse individuals in Salt Lake. While we are all united by our Salt Lake identities, we each hold a unique personal story and history. Discover those stories.

SuAn | Peter | Alex | Hall Family | Jen | Marilyn | Molly and Davida | Dut | Melodia | Nancy | Moe | Kim


48" x 60"

Ink and Acrylic Paint on Baltic Birch Plywood

Charity: Student Orphan Aid Program (SOAP) International


Founder and President of Student Orphan Aid Program (SOAP) Dut Bior evaded the devastating violence of civil war, forcing him to seek refuge far from his country of Sudan.

As a "Lost Boy of Sudan" Dut reflects on his harrowing experiences, "As a young boy I was displaced from my mother country by war. I fled with many others my own age, seeking safety 600 miles to Ethiopia. We had no food, no water. We began our journey with 12,000 of us, upon arrival in Ethiopia; there was 3,000 of us left ."

Trekking across equally dangerous paths, Kenya and the Kakuma Refugee Camp proved to be Dut's home for the next 12 years.

Dut was allowed emigrate to the United States through a program established by the United States Government and the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) and he has resided in Salt Lake City, Utah since 2006.