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This is why I think these pictures from 2016 are worth a second look

PORTLAND, MAINE — 07/22/16 — Joyce Augustino, 15, (right) and Lucy Otto, 16, dress in the American and South Sundanese flags at a peace rally in Monument Square in Portland on Friday afternoon. Fighting erupted this month in the South Sudanese capital Juba between followers of President Salva Kiir and Vice President Riek Machar. Troy R. Bennett | BDN

I’m not sure if these are my best pictures from the year that was. That’s for viewers to decide. But, scrolling back through hundreds of images I published in 2016, these are the frames that made me stop for a moment and ponder. I think they’re worth a second look, anyway. For the last couple […]

VIDEO: “The Sunset” dancers, a little late

Steve Rukongi (right) directs Salua Umuhoza in his play "The Sunset" last summer at Portland Stage.

Last summer, stemming from a nearly random series of events radiating from the International Women’s Day Fashion Show in Portland, I had the good fortune to meet Steve Rukongi. He was directing a play he’d written in French (one of his native languages) and translated into English. It was called “The Sunset.” It was about the history […]