I begun photographing Guatemalan dishes especially for those S&M Guatemalans who live abroad and for those people interested in a Latin American cuisine other than the omnipresent Mexican cuisine. I believe the first shot was a Shrimp ceviche from Don Quinchos station wagon on Alameda Santa Lucía. Then I did a mini-series on Guatemalan Cuisine.
Little did I know where all these food shots were going to go. For one, the Guatemalan food shots are the most often used images with and without permission. One such image of Fiambre even found its way into a newspaper advertisement this week (without permission). On the other hand, about eight to ten of my Guatemalan food shots took a different path into an international anthropological and ethnic exhibit about the Central American Cuisine (with permission and high resolution images). Let me explain a little better below.
Several of my photographs are on display in a Exhibit at the Museo de Arqueología y Etnología (Salón 5, Finca La Aurora, zona 13, Guatemala City) about the gastronomy of Central America under the name of Fiesta de los Sentidos: La Cocina Centroamericana (Feast of the Senses: Central American Cuisine). This same exhibit is on display simultaneously in Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama from October 12 through January 12, 2008.
The Feast of the Senses: Central American Cuisine exhibit is based on scientific investigation around the Central American gastronomy. The exhibition panels have the information in Spanish and English, in case you are in Guatemala during this period.
Below you can find the programs for the activities to be held in October and November and one sample of the panels on display in the exhibition.
Post cards request update: I forgot to mention that on Friday I found four new post cards in the p.o. box. The first Canadian post card I received was sent by Manolo, who, by the way created the post card from his amazing photographs. Next, I had a chance to see the beauty of the gorgeous gothic cathedral of Saint Patrick, in New York City, thanks to Claudia. Carolyn from Minnesota sent a post card of the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (one more word with the árbol root). Last, I’ve got a post card from Cynthia, Michele and Joan from Pennsylvania about Amish children. Needless to say we are delighted with all the post cards and my wife suggested we make an album with all of them. Please keep them coming. If you don’t know what I am talking about, please do read the entry Postscript.