The Wonders of Mexico

A spectacular photographic exhibition at the Mexican Cultural Institute of Los Angeles on Tuesday, May 2, 2006

Published on LatinoLA: May 1, 2006

The Wonders of Mexico

The Mexico Tourism Board is hosting a spectacular photographic exhibition ?El Patrimonio de Mexico/The World Heritage Sites of Mexico? at the Mexican Cultural Institute of Los Angeles on Tuesday, May 2, 2006. The rich and dramatic photographs capture the wealth of Mexico?s archaeological sites, its multicolored marine life and impressive modern contemporary structures.

The show begins with a free reception from 6 to 9 pm at the Institute's Downstairs Art Gallery. It is free of charge and will feature music, food and a great opportunity to meet people.

?Visit this special exhibit and you will see first hand why millions of visitors to Mexico immediately fall in love with our country and our culture,? stated Jorge Gamboa, Mexico Tourism Board Director. ?Mexico is the number one country on the American Continent with the highest number of places listed in the Register of World Heritage Sites. Visitors who have seen our exhibit are astonished to view photographs that truly capture the vivid colors of nature, the light and shadow of underwater life and give the viewer a glimpse of ancient cave paintings,? added Gamboa. ?We are elated to be sharing our natural and man-made treasures with Los Angeles.?

The photographic exhibit will be debut in the Exhibit Gallery of the Mexican Cultural Institute on Tuesday, May 2 and close Saturday, May 14, 2006. The MCI gallery is located in the Biscailuz Building, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, Placita Olvera, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

The ?El Patrimonio de Mexico/World Heritage Sites of M?xico? photographic exhibition has toured throughout the United States, in 12 major cities and is making its last stop in Los Angeles at the Mexican Cultural Institute before going to Canada then Europe and Latin America. 72 photographs are touring, including the 25 sites named by the UNESCO as the Heritage of Humanity in Mexico which reflect the beauty, essence and values that link Mexico with the rest of the world.

Six distinguished photographers have collaborated on the unique exhibit which focuses on the historical and archeological sites which typify the wonders of Mexico. Alberto Moreno, Carlos Sanchez, Claudio Contreras, Oscar Alvarez, and Rafael Doniz. Elsie Mendez, General Director, EM Representatives, is curator and logistics planner for the exhibition.

This year the The World Heritage Sites of Mexico Photographic Exhibit will be on display in the Lobby Gallery of the United Nations. The exhibition is sponsored by Mexico Tourism Board, Epson, and EM Representations. For further information about the photographic exhibit, call the Mexico Tourism Board at (310) 282-9112 or MCI (213) 624-3660.

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