During the year 2023, the traveling exhibition will be presented in various establishments in the cities of Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales and Porvenir.
The photographic exhibition Ojo de Pez, which brings together the 30 winning images of the contest of the same name, landed in the Region of Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica. The traveling exhibition was recently inaugurated at the Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes, located 50 kilometers south of Punta Arenas.
The initiative is developed by the Institute of Marine and Limnological Sciences (ICML) of the Austral University of Chile (UACh) the Regional Associative Project (PAR) Explora Los Ríos and the Center for Dynamic Research of High Latitudes Marine Ecosystems (IDEAL).
“Due to its quality and diversity of images, it is one of the exhibitions that captivates the attention of the multiple audiences that visit the park. For years we have had the pleasure of having this exhibition and of maintaining an alliance with the IDEAL Center, that provides various tools and resources to publicize and value the natural heritage that surrounds this environment and the various forms of life that inhabit Magallanes”, said Fani Ortega, in charge of Heritage Management in Parque del Estrecho.
For her part, Mané Cruzat, director of El Galpón Lab in Puerto Natales, commented “We are very happy to receive the Ojo de Pez exhibition for the second time, in its 2022 version, to learn more about life in the sea”.
The exhibition, which seeks to expose the scenic beauty of Chilean aquatic systems and highlight its importance for human subsistence, is made up of images that were selected by a jury of photographers, scientists and popularizers.
Dr. José Garcés-Vargas, organizer of the Ojo de Pez contest, ICML academic and IDEAL Center researcher, stated that “it seems fantastic to us to regularize the exhibitions in person. Each photograph gives something to talk about, it serves for discussion among those close to us about what the artist wanted to convey with the image, a situation that could not be given in an online format”.
The researcher highlighted that, during 2022, the traveling exhibition reached more than 20 locations between the Los Ríos and Magallanes regions. In addition, he anticipated that there will be “surprises” in the 2023 call, for which he called on all photography lovers, professionals and amateurs, to participate in this year’s contest. Applications will be notified in a timely manner.
Check here the schedule of Ojo de Pez in Magallanes:
Parque del Estrecho (Punta Arenas)
From January 31 to February 28.
Mall Espacio Urbano Pionero (Punta Arenas)
From March 06 to March 31.
Cinema Theatre (Porvenir)
From April 3 to April 27.
El Galpón Lab (Puerto Natales)
From June 1 to July 15.
Zona Austral (Punta Arenas)
From July 17 to September 15.