68.4 F
Monday, December 6, 2021

Mérida Foto Fest invites photographers to capture Yucatán

Latest headlines

After kicking off the ‘Mayan ball game’ World Cup in Mérida, Belize takes the trophy

Mérida has kicked off an international Pok ta Pok tournament, also known as the "Mayan ball game" World Cup. 

We got a robot artist to paint Yucatán, here are the results

One could be forgiven for brushing off AI art as a fad, but sometimes these technologies deliver some very interesting results.

Festivities celebrating the Virgin of Guadalupe to be scaled back once again

For the second year in a row, Yucatan's Catholic archdiocese is urging its faithful to not assist to large events commemorating the day of the Virgin of Guadalupe on Dec. 12. 

New York artist finds an unlikely muse in rural Yucatán

Lohin's artistic subject matter ranges from portraits to landscapes and renderings of her favorite model — a donkey named Camila.
Yucatán Magazine
Sign up to get our top headlines delivered to your inbox twice a week.

A past photo exhibit on the Paseo de Montejo in Mérida. Photo: F2 Estación Visual

The first-ever Mérida Foto Fest, organized by the visual artist Luis Alonso Anaya, will invite photographers to reveal the best images their lenses can capture in Yucatán.

The photography festival, sponsored the organizer’s F2 Estación Visual school of photography, runs Nov. 13-17 at the Olimpo Cultural Center, along parts of the Paseo de Montejo and at the school.

The festival integrates, in a single event, photographers recognized at a national and international level along with local amateurs.

Alonso Anaya hopes to gather between 800 and 1,000 participants, including the general public. Those interested in this discipline will also have access to free activities.

The long-term goal is to make the festival  an annual event, to establish Mérida as a tourist destination and an international reference point in the photographic arts.

The Mérida Foto Fest also aims to create a space for the exchange of ideas and knowledge. as well as links between Yucatecan photographers and their national counterparts. However, it is also a platform for students and people interested in the work.

F2 Estación Visual has held photography classes since 2013, hosting student exhibits throughout the year.

Among the photographers invited are Pedro Meyer, Francisco Mata Rosas, Gerardo Montiel Klint, José Luis Cuevas, Fernando Montiel Klint, Mariela Sancari, Patricia Aridjis, Silvana Andrade, Fabrizio León Diez, Lizette Abraham, Mina Bárcenas and Citalli González. They will hold workshops and participate in roundtable discussions.

The complete program will be announced the second week of November.

Source: La Jornada Maya
- Advertisement -

Subscriptions make great gifts

More articles

International TlaquepArte handicrafts show returns to Mérida

Expo TlaquepArte returns to Mérida on Friday. Photo: Courtesy With the 200 exhibitors from 16 countries, the 113th...

A big win for Yucatán, the newest member of the World Tourism Organization

A campaign to further boost the state’s economy has paid off. Yucatán has been granted membership in the elite World Tourism Organization.

New petition seeks intangible cultural heritage status for Mayan language

“The importance of the language can be observed from the perspective of its psycho-emotional value or potential", says Cocom Bolio. “Language also creates a sense of identity and belonging; and, at the same time, a tradition or way of life.”

Yucatán’s congress declares high-speed Internet access a human right

Yucatán’s congress has passed a bill making Internet access a human right. 

Wonders of the land: Organic food production in Yucatán

Organic food production is a somewhat newer trend in agricultural ventures, as it promotes a friendlier environmental process, and is overall said to be healthier for consumers. 

US ambassador joins governors of Mexico’s southeast for bilateral summit in Mérida

The US ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salazar, joined the governors of Mexico's southeastern states for an official bilateral summit in Mérida.

Villa Navidad to benefit a trio of charities for the holidays

Villa Navidad is a weekend-long holiday event Dec. 4-5 to collect donations for three local charities.

2 Cuban migrants die in shipwreck off Yucatán coast

Unofficial reports claim that Mexican authorities helped 19 people to disembark the badly damaged ship.

Angels: What makes Adele Aguirre’s new art exhibit at SoHo Galleries so moving

Adele Aguirre's "Angels" exhibit at SoHo Galleries responds to a personal crisis, but will be cathartic to everyone suffering loss. ...

Frustrated animal rights activists blockade Mérida shelter

The protestors set up camp outside of the facility and took to laying on mats and pieces of cardboard to demonstrate their commitment to settling the issue without violence.