Exhibition of photojournalist Barbara McClatchie: homage after years of her murder

With an exhibition open to the public until July 14, the Museo de la Ciudad pays homage to the renowned Canadian photojournalist, Barbara McClatchie Andrews, who was murdered on September 30, 2016 by a taxi driver to steal her photographic equipment.

The exhibition features personal objects and two plastic works that will be in display at this museum located in the Historic Center of Merida for one month.

A homage to the artist who chose Mérida to live her last years and dedicate herself to her greatest passion: photography, through which she collaborated with high profile media companies such as National Geographic.

Silvia Andrade Canto, friend of the late creator, explained the meaning of each personal object, that are part of a modest, but very symbolic exhibition.

It is about personal pieces of her, such as the necklace she wore at the time when she dedicated herself to photojournalism and a notebook where she always took notes about her work and hobbies. The exhibition also includes pieces of classical music, poetry and some of her writings; as well as a photograph of her when she was young and an abstract photo depicting the colors of her native Toronto.

During her life, Barbara traveled to more than 50 developing countries to capture the images of her essays.

She had a Bachelors degree in English and French Literature from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She also was a graduated in Spanish, illustration and photography from the University of Concordia in Montreal and the University of Arizona.

She worked as a writer, teacher, photographer and gallerist. He exhibited individually more than 10 times and collectively about 20 times.

McClatchie was murdered on September 30, 2016. Her body was found the following day on the Teya-Valladolid road stretch. She died asphyxiated with a strap of one of her cameras.

The murderer, a taxi driver named Juan Carlos López Martínez, is in prison purging a sentence of 30 years, as he was found guilty for that crime.

The exhibition is part of the Piece of the Month, which takes place in the Museo de la Ciudad. It will be open to the public until Sunday July 14, admission is free.

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