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Steve Cagan

"El Choco, Colombia: Struggle for Cultural and Environmental Survival"

Cagan documents the struggle of Afro-Colombiano population in the midst of political unrest, environmental turmoil and the attempts to dislocate a population that struggles to maintain their traditional existence. This exhibit will be on display February 9 through March 3 with an opening reception February 18 from 12-2 p.m.

Cagan is a documentary photographer and activist, living in the Cleveland, OH, area, with over thirty years’ experience of photographing and exhibiting there and beyond. Major photographic projects have included: “Industrial Hostages,” a documentation of the effects of factory closings in Ohio in the late 70s and early 80s; work in Indochina in 1974; documentation of aspects of daily life in Nicaragua, El Salvador and Cuba, and “Working Ohio,” an extended portrait of working people in our area. His current major project is “El Chocó, Colombia: Struggle for Cultural and Environmental Survival” a documentation of that beautiful but threatened rain forest area and the special cultures that live there, also under great threat.

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