Images: Kovi Konowiecki, Natalie Christensen, Juan Fernandez


– A Photolucida Fundraising Event –

Please join Photolucida during Portland Photo Month for a community celebration like no other! Come check out the pop-up exhibition, silent auction tables, and photo booth fun. We are excited to throw a big fundraising party – all proceeds go toward our scholarship fund.

Images from 50 of Photolucida’s Critical Mass 2017 finalists and 25 Portland photographers will be curated into an event exhibition at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center. 75 people will go home with a print!

$15 – Food, fun, and drink ticket.

$75 – Food, fun, open bar and leave with the print of your choice!

Exhibition prints available to take home are here!

When & Where
April 12th, 2018
Disjecta, 8371 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97217

Image: Amir Hassan, Lincoln, Nebraska 2017

Jim Lommasson – What We Carried: Fragments from the Cradle of Civilization

A Portland Art Museum Photography Council’s Brown Bag Lunch Series talk:

Location: Portland Art Museum, Fields Ballroom
Dates: Wednesday, April 18th
Time of talk: Noon- 1pm, free and open to the public

What We Carried: Fragments from the Cradle of Civilization reveals the stories of refugees fleeing the Iraq and Syrian wars through the objects they brought with them to the United States. Lommasson photographs these precious items – family snapshots, an archeology book, heirloom china dishes, the Quran – on a white background, asking their owners to write directly within the open space left in the prints and elaborate upon each object’s significance. The resulting images are as beautiful as they are heartbreaking, providing viewers with only a small glimpse of what each person has lost while serving as a poignant reminder that, as Jim asserts, “We must take responsibility for the aftermath of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as at home.”  – Zemie Barr, Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

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Image: Joni Kabana

Joni Kabana – Where We Began

Location: Streets of Astoria, Oregon
Dates: April 13th-14th, 2018
Hours: 8pm-10pm
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Come to Astoria and see the town light up with images projected onto the walls of buildings! As part of Astoria’s IlluminART project conceived by artist Jeff Daly, Joni will be projecting photographs from her Where We Began series, images captured in the Afar region of Ethiopia. Music score composed by her son, Aaron Opsahl.

Joni Kabana
Contact Joni Kabana: 503-381-6398


Photographer Speaker Series

Location: Portland Community College – Cascade Campus
Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building
705 N. Killingsworth St., Portland, OR
Dates: April 13th, 14th, and 20th, 2018

Portland Community College – Cascade Art Department is pleased to produce  a Photographer Speaker Series in support of Portland Photo Month. All students and community members are welcome to attend! Nine photographers, who photograph a wide range of subjects and utilize various forms of the medium, will speak about their life path, artistic practice, and thoughts on the state of photography. Each artist will speak for 60 minutes and answer questions.

Friday, April 13
4:30 – 5:45  Avi Dascaloff
6:00 – 7:15  Leslie Hickey
7:30 – 8:45  Ray Bidegain

Saturday, April 14
1:30 – 2:45  Rachel Wolf
3:00 – 4:15  Margaret Jacobsen
4:30 – 5:45  Davis Hilton

Friday, April 20
4:30 – 5:45  Katharine T Jacobs
6:00 – 7:15  Blue Mitchell
7:30 – 8:45  Zeb Andrews