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Jeff Topham

Restoring Liberia's History

PRESENTED ON JUN 13, 2013
IN VANCOUVER @ VOL 28

Jeff Topham and his brother set out to retake old pictures of their childhood home in Liberia; along the way, they ended up restoring the history of their old country, exposing a new generation to photos of a near unrecognizable Liberia, before rebels and war tore the country apart. The project collected photographs of Liberia from various expats, and eventually culminated in a gallery exhibition. 

"Presentation of the Day" on August 5, 2013.

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Understanding Architectural Needs in Liberia

BY JACK DEBARTOLO
@ VOL 1 ON APR 29, 2010

Architect Jack DeBartolo and his father (DeBartolo architects) have been taking ordinary projects and turning them into extraordinary solutions. Their work has taken them all over the country, but also to the developing world. His efforts working in Liberian Africa with architectural students opened his eyes to the standards of construction and culture.

"Presentation of the Day" on September 8, 2014.

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Restoring the Everglades

BY DON DEANGELIS
@ VOL 15 ON APR 20, 2012

Don DeAngelis (of the U.S. Geological Survey) covers the organization's project that targets the restoration of wading bird habitats in the Everglades.

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Why We Keep Unidentified Photographs

BY JONATHAN JEFFREY
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 20, 2014

Archivist Jonathan Jeffrey examines several intriguing historical photographs that were collected for a museum collection and explains the stories behind them. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 19, 2014.

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Cold War

BY BETH BISHOP
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 19, 2016

Beth Bishop gives a history lesson on the Cold War

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Value of my Photographs

BY CHON FAN BONG
@ VOL 3 ON JUL 01, 2016

A sharing about the journey as a wanderer that always brings his camera to everywhere, recording life and to sharing moments, in the form of photographs. 

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The Boulevard: Photographs

BY SEAN KELLY CONWAY
@ VOL 10 ON MAR 27, 2017

St Augustine local photographer Kelly Conway shares an intimate series of twilight photographs that reveal the story of an iconic neighborhood marked by transition and transformation. Is this a good thing? You decide.

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Unintended Consequences: Photographs, People and Places

BY LUCY TUCKER
@ VOL 16 ON OCT 17, 2018

Lucy Tucker talks about finding the unexpected beauty in people, photographs and places. 

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Little Liberia -- Digital History Project

BY BRANDON TAYLOR
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 21, 2019

Little Liberia was a thriving community made up of Native Americans, African Americans and escaped slaves during the 1850's in Bridgeport, CT. Today the Mary and Eliza Freeman houses remain as evidence of Little Liberia. The National Trust for Historic Preservation has listed the buildings as one of “America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.” College student, Brandon Taylor, tells the story of his involvement in helping to save this community through his skills as a computer science student.

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Restoration and Light

BY CARLOTTA LUKE
@ VOL 33 ON JUN 26, 2019

Documenting the restoration of historical buildings can bring unexpected compositions with light and colour. Carlotta Luke shows us her most recent photography project of the Brighton Corn Exchange and Dome.