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December 2012

Tinder :: Maine Stories by Salt Fall 2012 Graduates

December 13, 2012 @ 12:00 pm - February 8, 2013 @ 4:30 pm
Salt Institute,
561 Congress St. Portland, 04101 United States
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[OPENING RECEPTION] Thursday, December 13 // 5-8pm Maine Stories by Salt Fall 2012 Graduates in Writing + Radio + Photography + Multimedia After fifteen weeks of hard work, tinder celebrates the work of our fall 2012 class with an exhibition of powerful and intimate Maine stories. Join us on December 13th for a grand opening reception, open house and virtual story telling extravaganza. The building will be bursting at the seams with readings of the written word, radio listening, and…

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January 20132013

Speak Out Tunisia

January 21, 2013

Citizen Journalism Training Project Speak Out Tunisia is a citizen journalism training project that aims to teach a diverse group of Tunisian citizens about digital media and online journalism. After 23 years of oppression without a free press under Dictator Ben Ali, Speak Out Tunisia seeks to return the power of a free and fair press to the Tunisian people. After the success of our first Speak Out Tunisia training in the spring of 2012, we are launching our second…

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February 2013

In the Shadows, a Kickstarter Launch Party

February 7, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Salt Institute,
561 Congress St. Portland, ME 04101 United States
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On Thursday, February 7th at 6pm, two Salt Institute alums will host an event to benefit their alma mater and to raise awareness of a growing crisis for refugee children in Africa. Salt Alum and National Geographic Photographer Amy Toensing is launching a Kickstarter campaign to document the lives of forgotten refugee children. RefugePoint, an international humanitarian organization that finds lasting solutions for the world’s most vulnerable refugees will provide in-country assistance and expertise to make this happen. Friend and…

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Grace Before Dying: photographs by Lori Waselchuk

February 25, 2013 @ 9:00 am - April 12, 2013 @ 5:00 pm
salt institute,
561 Congress St Portland, ME 04101 United States

 Grace Before Dying tells the emotional story of an extraordinary breakthrough in humanity that has helped to transform one of the most dangerous maximum security prisons in the United States, the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, into one of the least violent. By allowing volunteer inmates to comfort fellow inmates who are elderly or terminally ill, a new hospice program helps convicts assert and affirm their humanity in an environment designed to isolate and punish. Poignant quotes from the incarcerated…

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March 2013

Beyond the Boundaries: free film at Salt from MJFF!

March 11, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
salt institute,
561 Congress Street Portland, 04101 United States

                                                        “Beyond the Boundaries” Trailer from Yoav Kleinman on Vimeo.

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April 2013

Flash Forward 2012

April 19, 2013 @ 8:00 am - May 8, 2013 @ 5:00 pm

The Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward program is an annual competition that showcases the work being created by the very best emerging photographers from Canada, the UK and the United States. Every year, judges from each of the participating and international countries review the submitted work and identify those young people that they believe show great promise as professional fine art or documentary photographers. The Flash Forward 2012 Group Show features a select cross-section chosen from the bodies of work featured…

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May 2013

There from Here: stories by Spring 2013 graduates

May 16, 2013 @ 8:00 am - July 12, 2013 @ 5:00 pm
Salt Institute for Documentary Studies,
561 Congress St Portland, 04101

Join us celebrating the powerful work of our Spring 2013 students in writing, radio, photography and multimedia. Read, listen to and view the 80 stories from Maine and northern New England that came to life this semester.

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June 2013

Salt Fundraising Night at Otto Pizza

June 11, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Otto Pizza,
574 Congress St Portland, 04101

Please join us on the evening of Tuesday, June 11th for a Salt fundraiser across the street in the dining room at Otto Pizza (574 Congress St) – order pizza between 5 and 9pm and a portion of the evening’s proceeds will go to Salt! We’ll also be there with some Salt-themed entertainment. Stay tuned for more details on Facebook.

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July 2013

Lost and Found Montana: Photographs by Jeremy Lurgio

July 24, 2013 @ 9:00 am - October 4, 2013 @ 5:00 pm
Salt Institute for Documentary Studies,
561 Congress St Portland, 04101

In 2000, the Montana Department of Transportation’s new highway map sealed the fate of 18 towns: nine communities would remain, nine would disappear. Photographer and multimedia producer Jeremy Lurgio traveled more than 7,000 miles across Montana to photograph and report the stories of those towns and the people in them. “Lost & Found Montana” documents the story of the 18 towns using words, photographs, video and audio.   For more about the project, visit its website.

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August 2013

Photoville ME

August 17, 2013 @ 8:00 am - August 22, 2013 @ 5:00 pm

Join us in Congress Square August 17-22 for Photoville ME : Portland’s first outdoor art exhibit held entirely in a 20×8′ shipping container.   Salt traveled to Photoville in Brooklyn last year, and were one of dozens of organizations, schools and artists to create displays in shipping containers in NYC’s Brooklyn Bridge Park. This year, we’re bringing Photoville to Portland with an exhibition of past Salt work! The exhibition will be on display during daylight hours in Congress Square August…

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