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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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March 2014
$8

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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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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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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December 20132013

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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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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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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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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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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May 2013
Free

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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