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Photo of Resident of Former Freedmen’s Town, Tamina, to Be Displayed at Smithsonian Gallery

Posted on · Last year (March 18, 2014) we brought you the story of a photo exhibit that chronicled the lives of those living in Tamina, a former freedman’s town on the opposite side of I-45 from The Woodlands. The exhibit, by Houston photographer Marti Corn, was called The Ground On Which I Stand, and it was the […]

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Photo Exhibit Chronicles Life in Former Freedman’s Town

Posted on · FotoFest – Houston’s six-week-long, international biennial photography festival – is underway now through April 27, with photography exhibits and events around the city. This year’s FotoFest focuses on contemporary Arab video, photography and mixed media art. But there are exhibits focused on numerous other themes, including one that documents life in a little-known area near […]

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Sustainability Through Higher Ed, 4H, FFA, & FotoFest: Houston Matters for Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Posted on · A new report from Rice University’s Shell Center for Sustainability examines disparities in education and income in Houston, and its impact on the city’s economic expansion. “Houston Community Sustainability: The Quality of Life Atlas” looks at 24 social, economic, and environmental indicators of sustainability in 88 Houston “super-neighborhoods” and recommends major intervention to encourage more Houston […]