Photographic exhibition “Vestiges of the passage of Man” inaugurated in Mérida

"Vestiges of the passage of man", by Elda Vales Manzanilla and Irma Alcocer Amaro (Photo: RH)

After two years of pandemic, the Museum of the City of Mérida hosts the photographic exhibition “Vestiges of the passage of Man”, by Yucatecan ohotographers Elda Vales Manzanilla and Irma Alcocer Amaro.

The taste for photography was what motivated the exhibitors to form the exhibition of 36 works with infrared technique in which colorful compositions about the mangroves of the Yucatecan coast stand out and at the same time messages about the passage of man and the polluting effect that has left over time.

Elda Vales remembers that it took her several years to plan the project, for which they toured a large part of the state’s mangroves. “The coast covers 378 kilometers and we find that a large part of the mangrove area is highly polluted. Given this scenario, it is necessary to educate society about the wealth we have and take care of it, ”she explained..

The next step was to decide which technique they would use, and it was through trial and error that they managed to get the colors and artistic look that left them satisfied.

Irma Alcocer stated that choosing the infrared photography technique allows one to see beyond the colors and in this case, in the works what the human being does not want to see is denounced, the lack of awareness and environmental education by leaving garbage and other contaminants in the mangroves.

Each artist of the lens contributed 18 works in which the beauty of wetlands, mangroves of Chuburná, Telchac, Uaymitún, Chelem, Chabihau and landscapes of the road to Dzemul, among others, can be appreciated.

The exhibition “Vestiges of the passage of man” will be open for two months and can be visited in Gallery 1 on the ground floor of the Merida City Museum, from Tuesday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Admission is free.

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