Portland Gallery Exhibits Ouda Baxter ’11’s Photos of Home and Rootlessness

Photo by Ouda Baxter ’11

Photo by Ouda Baxter ’11, from “Uganda: Winter”

Belonging and connectedness — and their opposites, homelessness and rootlessness — have been prominent themes throughout Ouda Baxter’s life, which by any account has been far from ordinary.

The 2011 Bowdoin graduate was born in Nzara, Sudan, to an American father and a Sudanese mother. She has lived in Zaire, Uganda, Madagascar, Armenia and throughout the United States.

Baxter is showing photographs from her most recent visit to her mother and other family, who live in a village in northern Uganda. Her show, “Uganda: Winter,” will be at the The African Center for the Sacred Arts in Portland, Maine through the end of August. This Friday, for the city’s First Friday art walk, the museum will have a second opening for the show. Read the full story.

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