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July 2013
Free

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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October 2013

From the Archives

October 22, 2013 @ 9:00 am - November 22, 2013 @ 5:00 pm
Salt Gallery,
561 Congress St Portland, 04101
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We are proud to host a retrospective of Salt student work from our own archives. This exhibit is meant, in part, to help us celebrate our 40th anniversary year which begins this fall. We hope that you enjoy some of Salt’s most iconic photographs. The work exhibited was part of a larger traveling show from 1995 called, Maine: a Peopled Landscape. Also included in the exhibit is a small sample of many of the recruitment posters mailed nationwide over the…

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December 2013

The Lonely Fight: A History of AIDS in Maine

December 1, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
salt institute,
561 Congress St Portland, ME 04101 United States
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In 1981, the nation was hit with what would become the worst pandemic in our history.   As fear, discrimination, and stigma gripped families and individuals facing tragedy, an unlikely hero emerged in Maine determined to change the way people dealt with the disease.  Frannie Peabody dedicated herself to helping others, and in the process, taught us how to care for each other.  Her efforts, and those of the organizations she supported, shaped Maine’s approach to AIDS by means of compassion…

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February 20142014
Free

Flash Forward

February 21 @ 9:00 am - March 21 @ 5:00 pm
Salt Institute for Documentary Studies,
561 Congress St Portland, 04101
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This February – March, Salt is proud to host Flash Forward in our gallery for the third year. 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…

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March 2014
$8

Screening Jon Imber’s Left Hand

March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Salt Gallery,
561 Congress St Portland, 04101
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Join us for the world premiere of the documentary, Jon Imber’s Left Hand This film is being shown as part of this year’s Maine Jewish Film Festival, of which Salt is proud to be a satellite location for screenings. A document of this artist’s courageous and sometimes darkly humorous response to a death sentence, a diagnosis of ALS. The film traces his life, his career and his adaptations, switching from painting with his right hand to his left, and then…

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Screening Awake Zion

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:05 pm
Salt Gallery,
561 Congress St Portland, 04101
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The Maine Jewish Film Festival is hosting the New England Premiere of Awake Zion, a music documentary. Buy tickets in advance here. An exploration of the connections between Rasta, Reggae, and Judaism, through one woman’s beat-laden adventure into the meaning of identity. Jewish influence turns up subtly in Rastafarian lifestyle and inevitably, in reggae. The film travels from Crown Heights, Brooklyn, where Caribbean and Jewish cultures share a history of adversity – to Jamaica, the birthplace of reggae – and…

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April 2014
Free

The Battle We Didn’t Choose: Photographs by Angelo Merendino

April 2 @ 8:00 am - May 2 @ 5:00 pm
Salt Institute for Documentary Studies,
561 Congress St Portland, 04101
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“Through his powerful photography, Angelo Merendino has captured the most intimate moments of his beautiful wife’s experience with illness. His moving work speaks to the fears, the triumphs, the love and the sorrow of living with cancer. By inviting us to share in their transforming journey, Jennifer and Angelo Merendino will inspire you in ways you will never forget.”   – Tiffany A. Traina, MD Breast Cancer Medicine Service Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center   For more about the project, visit…

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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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October 2014

Mobile You 2.0

October 2 - 31
Salt Gallery,
561 Congress St Portland, 04101
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The Salt Institute for Documentary Studies is excited to announce Mobile You 2.0. This juried exhibition will feature photographs shot exclusively with mobile devices like smart phones and tablets. Who will shoot this unique collection of images? You. We’re now accepting submissions for consideration in the Mobile You 2.0 exhibit, which will go on display in the Salt Gallery on October 2 – October 31. Exhibited photos will be available for purchase by the public for $30 and that amount…

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November 2014
Free

Seeing ME: Profiles of Resilience

November 7 - December 5
Salt Gallery,
561 Congress St Portland, 04101
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For the second year in a row, Frannie Peabody Center has partnered with Salt Institute for Documentary Studies to bring awareness and attention to the issue of HIV/AIDS in Maine. This year’s exhibit, titled, Seeing ME: Profiles of Resilience, will feature profiles of individuals impacted by HIV/AIDS and will be on display from November 7th through December 5th. It will cover two First Friday Artwalks, as well as a special reception for World AIDS Day on Monday, December 1st from…

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