A new exhibit on photography and migration opened April 24 in Miller Library as part of Colby’s Photography and Migration Conference. The exhibit uses photos and other artifacts from Colby’s Special Collections, the Waterville Historical Society, and local families to examine how photography has been used to document migration. It will be on display and open to the public throughout the summer.

According to Associate Professor of Art Tanya Sheehan, the exhibit is part of a larger initiative to preserve historical photos of Waterville through Special Collections. “This is a preliminary effort to forge a connection between what we do here on Mayflower Hill and in the community,” Sheehan said. “I think we’ve begun in a small way to reach out to the community and get people talking about migrations, and we’re hoping to continue that work through photography.”

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