Photography Brown Bag Talk: Rebecca Akporiaye

June 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Every third Wednesday of the month at noon, photography enthusiasts gather at the Museum to hear talks by regional photographers, gallerists, historians, curators, and collectors.

In Case I Haven’t Told You

Rebecca is an artist who expresses her experiences through photography. Her book and presentation, In Case I Haven’t Told You, is a personal narrative that spans more than a decade of her work. Its chapters offer an exploration of memory and family, a testimony of living as a woman in the Middle East, and the experience of living through cancer treatments. The final chapter, War with My Father, is comprised of photos taken by the author using her father’s 1930’s Leica camera and loosely tracing his deployment in WWII and includes the original 1944-45 photos taken by her father using the same camera.

About Rebecca Akporiaye

Rebecca received her fine art degree from New Mexico Highland University in 1978 and her MBA from the University of Phoenix in 2002. Her artistic endeavors include working in large scale fine art sculpture, fine art printing and publishing. She realized that individuals and organizations who have great visions sometimes lacked business proficiency. To meet this need she started a consultancy to help them with strategic planning, capacity building and fundraising. She is past president at Newspace Center for Photography and is currently serving on the board of the Portland Art Museum Photography Council. Her photography has been curated into many shows at locations including Lightbox Gallery, BlackBox Gallery, Lakewood Featured Art Show, and Photo Place, and has appeared in Diffusion Magazine,, and others.

Free to the public.

Sponsored by the Museum’s Photography Council. Major support provided by Pro Photo Supply.


The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to, or call 503-226-2811.

Photo by Rebecca Akporiaye