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Photo Exhibit Chronicles Life in Former Freedman’s Town

Photo Exhibit Chronicles Life in Former Freedman’s Town

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 The Woodlands called Tamina.

Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty tells us more about the exhibit by photographer Marti Corn called The Ground on Which I Stand, and why Corn decided she needed to tell the neighborhood’s story.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael HagertyMichael Hagerty is the Senior Producer for Houston Matters. He has a degree in journalism from Abilene Christian University and has served as news director for NPR and PBS stations around Texas and The West, including: KUNR-FM in Reno, Nev.; KNPB-TV in Reno, Nev.; and KWBU-TV/FM in Waco, Texas. He got his start on the air as a college student hosting Morning Edition at KACU-FM in Abilene, Texas. A native of the Chicago area and an avid Cubs fan, Michael spent four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.View all posts by Michael Hagerty →