[act-ma] 12/08 Cuba photos at U Mass Boston with reception

July 26th Coalition info at july26.org
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*Photographs by Doug Clifford show Cuba in December 2015, six months 
after restored diplomatic relations with the U.S.*


*Exhibition:*“Cuba Photographs, December 2015” by Doug Clifford

*Opening Reception:*Thursday, December 8, 2016 | 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

*Location:*Walter Grossmann Gallery, Joseph P. Healey Library (5th 
floor) | UMass Boston | 100 Morrissey Blvd. | Boston, Mass. | Click here 
for directions. <https://www.umb.edu/the_university/getting_here>

Just 6 months after the United States and Cuba restored diplomatic 
relations in 2015, UMass Boston alumnus Doug Clifford and his wife spent 
eight days travelling around Cuba, from Havana and Cojimar to Santa 
Clara, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad.

On Thursday, December 8, University Archives & Special Collections in 
the Joseph P. Healey Library at the University of Massachusetts Boston 
invites you to the opening of an exhibition that features more than 30 
photographs that document that trip.

 From Doug Clifford’s introductory statement about the exhibition: 
“These pictures show some of the places we saw and some of the people we 
encountered. They do not show the extent of the strength and 
perseverance of the Cuban people. Cuba is a resilient and vibrant 
country, and I hope these images portray some of the energy and beauty 
we experienced there.”

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by University Archives & Special Collections in the Joseph P. 
Healey Library at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

*/About the photographer/*

When Doug Clifford (class of 1974) started his studies at UMass Boston, 
he had just gotten out of the military after almost four years and had 
returned from Vietnam less than six months before his classes began. 
Though he majored in English, Clifford also studied photography while at 
UMass Boston with Warren Hill and Steve Trefonides. Clifford’s entire 
professional career was in education, from his work as a tutor in the 
Veterans Program at UMass Boston to his retirement from the English 
Department faculty at Bunker Hill Community College. He has had 
photographs published in everything from student newspapers to the 
Time-Life series of books on Vietnam. In 1988, the Grossmann Gallery 
hosted an exhibition of photographs by Clifford called “Return to 
Vietnam.” Photographs from the exhibition are available online here.


/University Archives & Special Collections in the Joseph P. Healey 
Library at UMass Boston collects materials related to the university’s 
history, as well as materials that reflect the institution’s urban 
mission and strong support of community service, notably in collections 
of records of urban planning, social welfare, social action, alternative 
movements, community organizations, and local history related to 
neighboring communities. To learn more about University Archives & 
Special Collections, visit //blogs.umb.edu/archives/ 

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