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June 2014

In the Shadows: Urban Refugee Children in Africa, Photographs by Amy Toensing

June 16 - August 8
Salt Gallery,
561 Congress St Portland, 04101
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The worst game of hide and seek is being played out in Africa’s urban slums. Living in the shadows are the newest faces of the world’s changing refugee crisis: urban and alone. Over half of Africa’s 2.5 million refugees are now living in cities – only a third are in camps. Children and young women are especially in danger – hidden in plain sight amidst deplorable conditions, many are orphaned or separated from their parents. Girls as young as seven…

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