• Apr 10, 2023, 4:30 pm6:30 pm
  • Apr 10, 2023May 30, 2023
Lower Hyphen East Pyne


Event Description

El Chocó is a lush area of western Colombia with beaches on the Pacific and the Caribbean coast. Many rivers also cross this land, making fishing one of the most important activities in this region. El Chocó has one of the highest rates of rainfall of any place in the world. You can find a vibrate jungle full of diverse flora and fauna. Whale watching, hiking, and surfing make it an outstanding tourism destination for nature lovers. The culture is also unique and fascinating, with a strong African connection: more than 80% of the population are descendants of enslaved Africans brough by the Spaniards.

El Murcy is a photographer who wants to share the beauty of his land and its people. In this selection of photographs, you can appreciate the culture, resilience and power of these people, often overlooked. El Murcy is not only an artist, but he is also very engaged with his community, offering photography classes to young people, helping to spread the COVID vaccination’s efforts, and being a voice for el Chocó all around the globe.

Photography exhibit by Jeison Riascos and virtual conversations with the artist in the SPO 102, 205 and 207 courses

Opening Night - April 10th from 4:30 - 6:30pm, 2023

Exhibit to remain in the Lower Hyphen until May 30th, 2023

  • Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Program in Latin American Studies
  • The Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship (ProCES)
  • Humanities Council