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Brendan Bannon photos of Nairobi on display at El Museo

Asmall exhibition of photographs by Brendan Bannon, the globe-trotting photojournalist and artist whose work frequently appears in The New York Times and other international publications, opens Friday in El Museo Francisco Oller y Diego Rivera (91 Allen St.).

The photos in the El Museo show, “Nairobi: New Works,” focus on Bannon’s journalistic project in the Kenyan capital in 2011. Across a breathless month, Bannon worked with print journalist Mike Pflanz to produce an in-depth portrait of the city and the issues that affected it, from poverty and population growth to commerce and culture.

“The work explores the city as a zone of constant and chaotic invention and its residents as the innovators of their present lives,” according to a release from El Museo.

The exhibition opens with a reception at 7 p.m. Friday and runs through Aug. 30. Bannon will give a talk at 7 p.m. Aug. 23. Call 884-1912.

– Colin Dabkowski

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