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“Portraits of a City” Showcases Palm Springs’ Diversity Through Photo Exhibit

Five Palm Springs High School students participate in after school project that will continue to gain wall space in the fall.

Marcia Gawecki Arts & Entertainment

When photographer Chari Godakanda agreed to be the artist-in-residence for a joint venture between Palm Springs Unified School District (PSUSD) and the city to showcase the city’s diverse community in photos, he drew from his own background. Born in Sri Lanka, a tiny multicultural island outside of India, to a Catholic mother and a Buddhist father, Godakanda says, “We had