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Rebecca Akporiaye at the Portland Art Museum
June 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rebecca Akporiaye, In Case I Haven’t Told You
Portland Art Museum Photography Council’s
Brown Bag Lunch Talk Series
Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
Portland Art Museum
The Miller Room, Mark Building
1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205
503 226 2811
Cost: Free to the public.
Rebecca is an artist who expresses her experiences through photography. Her book and presentation, In Case I Haven’t Told You, is a personal narrative that spans more than a decade of her work. Its chapters offer an exploration of memory and family, a testimony of living as a woman in the Middle East, and the experience of living through cancer treatments. The final chapter, War with My Father, is comprised of photos taken by the author using her father’s 1930’s Leica camera and loosely tracing his deployment in WWII and includes the original 1944-45 photos taken by her father using the same camera.
Rebecca received her fine art degree from New Mexico Highland University in 1978 and her MBA from the University of Phoenix in 2002. Her artistic endeavors include working in large scale fine art sculpture, fine art printing and publishing. She realized that individuals and organizations who have great visions sometimes lacked business proficiency. To meet this need she started a consultancy to help them with strategic planning, capacity building and fundraising. She is past president at Newspace Center for Photography and is currently serving on the board of the Portland Art Museum Photography Council. Her photography has been curated into many shows at locations including Lightbox Gallery, BlackBox Gallery, Lakewood Featured Art Show, and Photo Place, and has appeared in Diffusion Magazine, PrintedArt.com, and others.