Tuesday, September 19, 2006

[Museum exhibit] Smithsonian to show photographs taken by young Malians

Matthew Edwardsen passed along this info:

An Exhibit of Photography by African Youth

The Smithsonian
National Museum of Natural History
10th Street and Constitution Ave., N.W. - on the National Mall

Opens: October 2, 2006 - Closes: April 29, 2007

The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. except Christmas

The exhibit is located in the Baird Ambulatory Gallery on the ground

Admission is free

The Malian sixth graders photographs are the result of the Academy for Educational Developments Visual Griots project, a series of interactive workshops in Mali led by U.S. and Malian photographers that empower and engage youth in a powerful process of self-exploration and expression through the lens of a camera.

Learn more at: www.aed.org/visualgriots

or contact Shawn Davis at 202.884.8233 / sdavis@aed.org.

The exhibit is dedicated to the memory of Nestor Hernandez, creator of Visual Griots.

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