For the first time, the Mérida Foto Fest photo festival, organized by visual artist Luis Alonso Anaya, will be held in the city of Mérida through the F2 Visual Station School of Photography, from November 13 to 17 at the Olimpo Cultural Center, and other areas such as Paseo de Montejo and the F2 Visual Station.
The festival integrates in a single event photographers of recognized trajectory at national and international level with authors of the Yucatan photographic scene. It hopes to gather between 800 and 1,000 participants counting the general public. Those interested in this discipline will also have access to free activities.
The long-term goal is to host this festival annually to consolidate the city as a tourist destination and an international reference in the photographic arts.
Mérida Foto Fest aims to create a space for the exchange of ideas and knowledge. as well as links between Yucatecan photographers and national photographers. However, it is also a platform for students and people interested in photography. For this reason, F2 Visual Station, the first school specialized in professional photography since 2013, participates along with its academic activities and exhibitions 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. Who will also give talks, lectures, workshops and participate in discussion tables.
The complete program will be announced during the second week of November.
TYT Newsroom with information from lajornadamaya.mx