Traveling the Road to Nowhere Exhibit and Fundraiser
Mar
9
to Mar 30

Traveling the Road to Nowhere Exhibit and Fundraiser

Samara Gallery, Houston, Texas
Opening reception to be held Friday, March 9 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 

Two-thirds of the proceeds will go directly to helping me continue my work in Kakuma, a refugee camp in Kenya and will support Dream Studio so they may continue teaching photojournalism to students throughout the camp and creating events to discuss and find solutions to issues of concern throughout the camp.

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The Ground on Which I Stand Exhibit and Symposium
Jan
16
to Feb 23

The Ground on Which I Stand Exhibit and Symposium

Lone Star College, Montgomery Campus, Texas
Open Monday - Friday, 10am-5pm. A closing reception with an artist talk and book signing will be held Friday, February 23 at noon.

In 1871, the community of Tamina was created by freed slaves fortunate enough to buy their own land. Along the railroad line between Houston and Conroe, Texas, community members built their own churches, stores, and schools, tilling land, raising hogs, and working in local sawmills. Today, Tamina survives as one of the United States’ few remaining emancipation towns, significant due to its African American roots and the overcoming of Jim Crow legislation, the depression, the civil rights movement, and modern gentrification. Though steeped in history, few words have been published about this vital, important place.

The Ground on Which I Stand is a compilation of oral histories gathered and portraits made of 12 families representing different aspects of this community—young and old, black cowboys, ministers, those who have created non-profits to help neighbors, folks whose families have lived in Tamina for seven generations, and first-generation Tamina citizens. Their stories describe a deep-rooted kinship with one another, with values resting on family and community. They share stories of poverty suffered, prejudice faced, their love for this community, and dreams for their future. Despite their many challenges, faith, gratitude, and humor always thread their tales. Also on view are portraits made by children of Tamina’s Community Center, where Corn and photographer Ben DeSoto taught 32 children photographic skills as they explored their heritage.

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Kakuma Open House and Print Sale
Dec
3
2:00 PM14:00

Kakuma Open House and Print Sale

  • 4010 Yupon Street Houston, TX, 77006 United States (map)
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Kakuma is a Swahili word for 'Nowhere.' Kakuma is also a refugee camp in Kenya. Those who have fled civil war and persecution from many African countries, including South Sudan, do their best to find meaning in their lives while living here, despite great odds against their ever finding a true place they can call home.

Please JOIN ME. I will be selling Archival Prints, Note Card Sets, and Pendants during this fundraising event. Your purchases will help me continue my work with Dream Studio, run by five young photojournalists living in Kakuma, who teach photography to students within the camp and organize events where fellow refugees can meet and discuss issues of concern. The funds raised will also help establish a library and micro-loan program for the Lost Boys and Girls who have been there for more than 25 years.

If you are unable to attend but would like to support this cause, visit the Merchandise Page here.

 

 

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