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Moloka‘i’s Kalaupapa the subject of new traveling photo exhibit

February 23, 2012
The Maui Weekly

Wayne Levin has created a 100-image photo exhibit that is due to travel throughout the islands. The East Hawai'i Cultural Center is the first stop on the statewide tour.

Levin has been taking photos of Kalaupapa since 1984. The exhibit was put together by Ka 'Ohana O Kalaupapa, an organization formed in 1866 to provide support to those sent to the area, which was then used as an isolation camp for Hansen's Disease patients.

The exhibit is part of a partnership between Levin and Ka 'Ohana O Kalaupapa, which started working together in 2003. Levin began taking pictures of families for the organization. The exhibit is funded by the Hawai'i Tourism Authority, the Atherton Foundation, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and IDEA.

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