Recently, I returned from beautiful Argentina where I was selected to be in an international exhibition in Buenos Aires. Upon arriving in Argentina, I first spent several days at Iquazu Falls on the border of Argentina and Brazil where the Falls divide into numerous spectacular separate waterfalls and cataracts. This is an enormous national park, with acres of nature walkways where one encounters the South American Coati with their babies (similar to raccoons, pointed snouts, ringed tails but without the mask) crossing the paths as well as monkeys and exotic birds in the treetops. I stayed in a small jungle hotel, waking to fantastic bird calls every morning. I then flew to Buenos Aires which is a very European city, with wide tree lined boulevards, many parks and museums and lovely old classical architecture along with newer modern buildings.
The Biennale of Fine Art and Documentary Photography opened on Jan. 19, 2012, and was held in the Galerias Pacifico, a gorgeous Beaux Art Building modeled after Le Bon Marche in Paris. It is now an upscale mall with murals on the ceiling, fountains, and expensive shops. Within this building is the Jorge Luis Borges Cultural Centre that has two wonderful large gallery spaces on the second floor. The well juried, high quality, international exhibition was comprised of professional work varied and evocative. Two of my images from the series, “The Trouble with Birds” were awarded 1st and 2nd place awards.
The work will be auctioned off to benefit UNICEF before the show closes on Feb. 15th.