The photo documentary exhibition “Women and Children in Africa: A Photographic Portrait by Dr. Alfred Olusegun Fayemi” is on view in the Tarble Arts Center at Eastern Illinois University through Feb. 28.

A Nigerian, Dr. Alfred Olusegun Fayemi has devoted his energies as a photographer to the social documentation of the peoples of Africa on the African continent and their descendants wherever they are in the world.

Fayemi will provide a free lecture about his photographs at 7 p.m. Tuesday. He is the author/photographer of the books “Voices From Within: Photographs of African Children,” “Windows to the Soul: Photographs Celebrating African Women” — the two books from which the photographs for this exhibition were selected — and “Balancing Acts: Photographs From West Africa.” He is planning a book on the AIDS epidemic in Africa. Fayemi is a pathologist and Director of Laboratories at the Franciscan Health System of New Jersey, as well as being an accomplished photojournalist.

Tarble Arts Center is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. Sun.; closed Mondays. The center is closed today. The Tarble Arts Center is at Ninth Street and Cleveland Avenue on the EIU campus in Charleston. For information, contact the Tarble at mwatts@eiu.edu or (217) 581-2787.

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