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Portland activist uses photography to determine what Black community really looks like

Activist and photographer Richard Brown has long been on the frontlines of Portland’s evolution. Among other things, he’s worked to bridge the divide between law enforcement and the Black community.

Brown grew up in 1940s Harlem where it wasn’t uncommon to see a famous person walking through the neighborhood. As a youth, he would wondered what life was like outside of the brownstones that he was accustomed to. He would spend time collecting stamps and looking at picture books which helped to fuel his imagination. Later he received his first camera, which

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South Portland studio gets in on selfie trend

Entrepreneur Beverly Weaver poses in one of the mini-studios at her new business, SoPo Selfie, opening this week. The studio is part of a nationwide trend of so-called “selfie museums,” where people can come and take photos of themselves in unusual or whimsical environments. Sean Murphy / The Forecaster

Hermon-based entrepreneur Beverly Weaver has arrived in South Portland with a new photo studio for those who want a little extra in their selfies.

“I’m always trying to pay attention to trends,” said Weaver, who said she is capitalizing on a phenomenon that has already spread nationwide.

The studio, dubbed The

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