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From CNN.com: What does it mean to be Nigerian in America?

For Ima Mfon, a photographer born and raised in Nigeria, it's about pride—and unity.

When he posted an all-call to Facebook asking for participants of Nigerian heritage to be photographed for a thesis project in New York, the response was overwhelming.

They came from every borough and all lines of work—accountants, consultants, even a custom stationery designer—all bonded by one thing: their Nigerian identity.

'There were so many people, and they didn't know a thing about me,' he said.

Mfon moved from Nigeria to the United States after high school to attend the University of Texas. He majored in business but chose to pursue a master's in photography at the New York School of Visual Arts..." (For the full story and a photo slideshow, click here)

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