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Visions of Machu Picchu - 100 years of black and white photography

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Visions of Machu Picchu - 100 years of black and white photography

Time: June 21, 2011 to August 14, 2011
Location: North American–Peruvian Cultural Institute
City/Town: Peru
Website or Map: http://www6.icpna.edu.pe/ingl…
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: North American–Peruvian Cultural Institute
Latest Activity: Jun 17, 2011

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In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the discovery of Machu Picchu, a photography exhibition titled "Visiones de Machu Picchu - 100 años de fotografia en blanco y negro"(Visions of Machu Picchu - 100 years of black and white photography) will be displayed at the North American–Peruvian Cultural Institute known as ICPNA.

With the assistance of curator Javier Silva, the exhibit shows different viewpoints of the Inca citadel throughout a century, including the first photographs taken by US explorer Hiram Bingham and the cleaning of the site.

It also showcases a picture taken by Eulogio Nishiyama of Peruvian writer Jose Maria Arguedas admiring the prehispanic sanctuary.

The exhibition features the work of famous photographers such as Swiss Werner Bischof, Edward Ranney, Linda Connor, John Cohen, Martin Chambi and the Cusco School's photographers.

Also included is the work of Peruvian contemporary photographers such as Fernando La Rosa, Billy Hare, Teo Allaín Chambi and Javier Silva Meinel.

Visiones de Machu Picchu will open on Tuesday, June 21 at 7 p.m. at the German Krüger Espantoso Gallery located in ICPNA in Miraflores.

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