Tuesday, July 15, 2014

July 16 No More Messiahs

A favorite book is The Songlines, by Bruce Chatwin. His story is fascinating, beginning to end. In one segment he retraces the steps of George Schaller in Northern Africa, spending time with a nomadic goatherd family. They are resisting migration to the city as their way of life is outlawed. At the same time they are engaged and want to be engaged in the deepest way with fellow travelers. Some of the children have blue eyes.

Joni Kabana's day job is something like that. She is a photographer working for Mercy Corps. One project is working in Ethiopia, where she has photographed nomads, and photographed in the city.

She speaks on her experience today as part of the Portland Art Museum Photography Council monthly brown bag lunch. At the Portland Art Museum in the Miller Room of the Mark Building (Masonic Temple). It is to the right of the main entrance. 1219 SW Park Noon Free