A Portrait Series Featuring Immigrants and Refugees Who Call Nashville Home


In honor of World Refugee Day on June 20th, Siloam Health is proud to premiere Faces of Nashville, a special portrait and story series in partnership with world-renowned photographer Jeremy Cowart. Featuring 10 individuals from all over the world, Faces of Nashville tells their stories through distinctive portraits and first-hand accounts, revealing their unique journey as immigrants and refugees.

The stories you will read here begin in countries across the globe—from Burma and Bhutan to Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo—and continue to the heart of Music City as our neighbors from all over the world build a life in their American home. Each person’s account is unique and is just one of thousands that have touched Siloam. We are honored to share these stories with you and hope that you will be inspired by the incredible journey of some of Nashville’s diverse community.



Named the “Most Influential Photographer on the Internet” by Huffington Post, Forbes and Yahoo in 2014, Jeremy Cowart is an award-winning photographer, artist, and entrepreneur whose mission in life is to "explore the intersection of creativity and empathy." Jeremy has published four books and is a sought-after speaker, having presented at TEDx, the United Nations and creative conferences across the country. His latest endeavor is The Purpose Hotel, a planned global for-profit hotel chain designed to fuel the work of not-for-profit organizations. He’s the founder of a global photography movement, Help-Portrait, a mobile social networking app called OKDOTHIS, and an online teaching platform, See University. He lives in Nashville, TN, with his wife and four children, two of whom they adopted from Haiti.




Founded in 1991, Siloam Health is a faith-based, charitably funded nonprofit organization that provides affordable, high-quality, whole-person care to the uninsured in Middle Tennessee as well as health promotion among our city’s immigrant and refugee communities. Siloam also offers mentorship to the next generation of health care providers through the Siloam Institute of Faith, Health, and Culture. Siloam Health’s mission is to share the love of Christ by serving those in need through health care.