Africa to Maine, an ambitious and beautifully presented photo exhibit curated by the Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center at the Portland Public Library, is on display until June 18. The photos were loaned for the exhibit by members of the African Diaspora living in Maine. These are family photos, shared by people with Angolan, Burundian, Congolese, Egyptian, Kenyan, Somalian, Sudanese, South Sudanese, Ugandan, and Zambia heritage. The exhibit has included public events. The final event is a community conversation on June 2 at 6 p.m. at the library.

Mouhamedoul Niagara contributed this photo from 2005 of him (r) and his brothers in their new clothes during Eia al-Adha in Thies, Senegal.
Fernanda Caliki and her daughters with a photo of Fernanda’s mother and uncle in Angola.
Exhibit visitor Desiree Scott was struck by the similarities of this photo of coffee cultivation in Burundi and memories of her family roots in the Gullah culture of the American South.