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February 2014
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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