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Documentary Photographer to Speak at County Library

Photo of Refugee from collection of Tariq Tarey

The Tuscarawas County Public Library’s Main Library will host an evening with award winning photographer Tariq Tarey on February 27th at 6:30pm.

Tarey’s acclaimed work is part of the permanent collection of the Columbus Museum of Art and his latest collection of photos will be on display at the Tuscarawas Center for the Arts during the month of February. A visual ethnographer and documentary photographer whose work on global refugee camps includes portrait photography of refugees in Somolia and Greece, as well as Bhutanese-Nepali refugees in Columbus, Ohio.  

“I had the opportunity to view Tariq's photography exhibit Our Bhutanese-Nepali Neighbors this past fall when it was on display at the Ohio History Center in Columbus,” said library Public Service Associate Laura Hanna. “The portraits were moving and shed light on the plight of forced migration.”

Tarey’s latest collection of photos Dis[place]d: Seeking Refuge, which will be on exhibit at the Tuscarawas Center for the Arts during the month of February, features 25 portrait photographs of refugees in Somalia and Greece, as well as Bhutanese-Nepali refugees in Columbus, Ohio. The portraits examine their journeys within a larger historical context of forced migration in the United States and highlights the economic impacts refugees have within their new community.

The County’s Main Library is located at 121 Fair Ave NW, New Philadelphia. There is no charge to attend the free library program, but registration is required. To register for this library event, visit the online registration calendar at www.tusclibrary.org or call the library at 330-364-4474 ext. 101.