More than 80 adults and several children enjoyed the more than 70 photographs during the opening of the Our Children, Our World
exhibit. The exhibit runs through Saturday, January 7, 2006 at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
Snippets subscriber Jackie Johnson from N.E. Washington le arned of the event through Snippets. “My son happened to have an appointment today, so I stopped by,” she said. “I love the photographs,” exclaimed Jean Lemkou of Ye llow Springs, Ohio, who is producing a book on Cuban families with Nestor H erandez, Our Children, Our World's curator.
Several of the families from Clara Muhammad School also attended. “Mommy, look it’s me!,” sa id Hamilah Mohammed of the picture her then five-year-old sister Azizah Mohammed had taken.
Children from Accra, Ghana; Pinar del Rio, Cuba; and Washington, D.C. and Gary, Indiana, USA took the photographs. “I like the international flavor,” noted Sarah Stewart of Greenbelt, MD.
Our Children, Our Worlds travels to Gary, Indiana (among American big cities, Gary has the larg est percentage of Black people) as an official event marking the city’s centennial. Hernandez is leading another exhibit that opens November 5 in Bamako, Mali, West Africa for the 6th Rencontres Africaines de la Photographie.
Photograph: One of the exhibit text panels.