Photographer Mark Chester will present his traveling cultural diversity project, The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape, on Jan. 29 at 3 p.m., at Tabor Academy's Charles Hayden Library, 71 Spring Street in Marion.

According to South Coast, of the 196 countries in the world, Mark Chester has photographed men, women, and families who were born in 183 of them.

"The collection is traveling the state and has been displayed at libraries, art centers, municipal buildings, colleges and other public viewing venues. It was on [display] at the Massachusetts State House in November and Tabor Academy is pleased to be able to bring part of the collection to the Southcoast and to Tabor."

Chester will present the project, sharing stories of the photographs and what he has learned. The event is free and open to the public.

With additional reporting by Sal Lopez

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