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South End Photographer/Social Worker Jennifer Coplon Will Talk About Her “Ugandan Elders” Exhibit December 12 at the South End Library

2012 December 10
by marleen

On Wednesday, December 12, the strikingly beautiful portraits of Ugandan elders now on exhibit at the South End Library will be further illuminated by Jennifer Coplon, a longtime South End resident and clinical social worker who took the pictures when she traveled to the African country last year. Coplon ¬†uses photography to capture “the resilience, resourcefulness, and courage of elders who are often considered “down and out.”

The exhibit,  Ugandan Elders: JaJa Mamas and Papas, is part of a larger study in which Coplon is interviewing and photographing elders who have often been marginalized or discounted. Her next focus will be residents at Olmsted Green, the newest housing offered by Hearth, Inc. for formerly homeless elders.

The talk will begin at 6 p.m.

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