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April 2014

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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