165 years of Bolivar celebrated with a special photo exhibition


With more than a dozen photographs exhibited in Cartagena, the capital of Bolivar, the 165th anniversary of this department of Bolivar, in the north of Colombia, was celebrated.

The Institute of Heritage and Culture of Bolivar (ICULTUR) organized the first collective photographic exhibition, where the cultural diversity of the department was highlighted in 17 photographs and drawings made by local artists. The exhibition was presented at the Palace of the Proclamation, located in the historic center of the city.

“In our daily work through the different municipalities and rural areas of our department of Bolivar, our group of photographers and graphic designers have managed to capture the best images that describe the magic and beauty of our territory. We believe that these are works of art that all Bolivarians should know and therefore we invite you to come to this wonderful exhibition that pays tribute to our department in its 165 years of history,” said Ivan Sanes, director of ICULTUR.

Zillath Escamilla, a Bolivarian plastic artist in charge of the curatorial office, expressed her satisfaction to see the exhibition full of visitors because the initiative came from photographers from the territory who wanted to show their work in honor of the special date.

“I am very happy to see the result of these artists who travel the department every day,” Escamilla said, pointing out that the works selected are those that had an essence and captured the story of Bolivar.

Among the photographers and graphic designers who participated in the collective photographic exhibition are: Akiro Palacio, Pablo Herrera, Efrain Pérez, Elías Blanco, Luis Fernando Ocampo, Óscar Contreras, Katheryn García, Katty Álvarez, Rodny Silgado, Rafael Quiroz and Adolfo Palacio.

The photographic exhibition has been supported and sponsored by Sentidos de la Tierra, the Cartagena Symphony Orchestra and the Salvi Foundation. It will be open to local and foreign audiences who want to learn more about the diversity of Bolivar for the next 10 days in the Simon Bolivar Hall of the Proclamation Palace.

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