Opening Reception, March 17, 6-8pm / Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Exhibition Runs, March 17- April 28, 2016.
Free and open to the public. Presented by the Olean Public Library and the Cattaraugus County Arts Council. This program is funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with support from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
In 2010, Mark Duggan abandoned his livelihood and moved to the Philippines to volunteer with the United States Peace Corps.
During his four years overseas he has documented and worked in partnership with informal settlers living in the tombs of a cemetery and atop landfills, directly under INGOs and government agencies which commit themselves to empowering struggling communities, and individuals with unshakably positive dispositions in spite of living in a landscape which is still hamstrung by Super-typhoon Haiyan. By both professionally documenting and informally sharing all of his experiences, he has been able to learn more about, and become more attracted to, the power photography has to spur generous actions.
For more information about Mark, visit www.mthomasduggan.com
Olean Public Library is located at 134 N.2nd Street in Olean NY. Gallery hours are Monday- Thursday 9am to 9pm; Friday 9am to 6pm; Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 1-4pm.