zebra-2_web.jpgIn March 2012, Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist Julia Yarbough traveled to Nairobi, Kenya to document the installation of a water filtration system designed to help women living in the slums of Nairobi have access to clean, safe drinking water. That was her first visit to the African continent.

In October 2013 during a return visit to Africa to document a corporate program, Yarbough visited Tanzania, Ethiopia and Kenya. The journey confirmed for Yarbough the beauty of Africa, the warmth and generosity of its people despite cases of severe poverty and preservation of ancient cultures, she said.

While there, Yarbough started taking pictures. Some of those pictures are a part of an exhibit in the University of Miami’s College of Arts and Sciences’ Africana Studies Program and Department of Art and Art History presentation, Legacies: Social Justice (Past and Present).

Yarbough shares stunning photographic images from Tanzania, Ethiopia & Kenya, Africa as part of the exhibit.

Social justice is the belief that each person deserves equal rights and opportunities —legally, economically, politically, and socially. Whether through the medium of visual art, a photographer’s lens, music, or spoken word, the dialogue will focus on connecting the dots across generations and bridging the gaps across continents.

“Africa personifies fortitude, survival, strength and ferociousness in the culture and the wildlife which bring beauty to the daily struggles for life and death in the never-ending circle of life,” Yarbough said in a statement.

Her images will take you to the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania, to the ancient and holy Ethiopian city of Lalibela and Kibera – the largest and most poverty stricken slum in Nairobi, Kenya.

The month-long free art exhibition is in the Wesley Foundation Gallery, 1210 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables. Exhibit hours are from noon –
4 p.m., through March 1.

Featured artists in addition to Yarbough include Ansel Butler, Guy Syllien and David Dacosta.