*** Out of 45 registered participants, 38 were selected to show their work along with different invited artists including Nelson Garrido, Juan Toro Diez, Ricardo Arispe, and Jesús Tarkim Briceño.
Mérida, Venezuela (21/07/2018). – The first photography exhibition by the Observatory of Human Rights of the University of Los Andes (ODH–ULA), titled “Human Rights: The Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela”, will be opened next Monday, July 23th, at 10:00 am, in the hall of the Rectorate Building of the University of Los Andes (ULA).
The 38 participants of the photography exhibition immortalized moments of human rights violations, including the repression of civilian demonstrators, the nonexistent healthcare system, the Venezuelan diaspora, among others issues Venezuelans must face every day.
This is the first time an exhibition about the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela takes place in the state of Mérida. The inauguration will be headed by the Rector of ULA, PhD Mario Bonucci, the curator of the exhibition, Professor Elizabeth Marín, and the Coordinator of the ODH–ULA, Professor Mayda Hočevar.
The exhibition space will be shared with invited artists including Nelson Garrido, Juan Toro Diez, Ricardo Arispe and Jesús Tarkim Briceño.
Professor Elizabeth Marín, curator of the photography exhibition, highlighted the initiative taken by the ODH–ULA to present photographs as visual testimonies and irrefutable evidences of the serious crisis.
“We have selected a set of pictures that depict the ‘humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and the violation of human rights’ within the hardships we are facing. Pictures taken from the heat of the conflict under which we are immersed to raise awareness of more people and in the hope of a better horizon for our society” stated Professor Marín. She continued by stressing that these photographs evince the best testimony and the best interpretation of “our afflicted existence; these are the documents that will remind us of what has happened to us”, declared the professor.
As part of the opening of the exhibition, there will be musical presentations and exhibition of audiovisual material both related to human rights. / Press ODH–ULA