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Joni Kabana, The Salt Workers of Afar at Pushdot Studio

August 3-September 30
Artist Reception: September 7th from 6-8pm for First Friday. (calendar)
(**Please note that there will not be a First Friday in August.)

Pushdot Studio
2505 SE 11th Avenue, Suite 104
Portland, OR 97202
Mon-Fri. 8:30am to 5:00pm, free admission

Discover the extraordinary world of Ethiopian salt workers who tirelessly extract salt from the Dankil Depression located in the Afar region of northern Ethiopia, a region sanctioned as being "the hottest place on earth." The series explores their extraction process, the surrounding landscape, their tools and attire, as well as some of the weather-worn faces of these devoted men.

Joni Kabana is a visual artist and communications specialist. She can be found at home or in remote villages across the globe working on magazine, NGO, corporate advertisement and personal projects, trying to stretch her beliefs and imagination as far as they will go.