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June 2014

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

June 16, 2014 - August 8, 2014
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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August 20132013

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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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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January 2013

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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