The Beautiful Street

A woman photographing women

Katie JanovecComment
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I cannot believe it is already Thursday!  Today, I woke up thinking about home in Portland, Oregon.  My thoughts have started to shift stateside as I will be returning home in two weeks.  The time is quickly approaching and I can't believe it.  I am so thankful for my time here in Buenos Aires, AND I'm looking forward to a summer with my friends.  I did check the weather today and saw that it is warmer here.  Still winning! Today, I'm going to focus on a photo exposition that I stumbled upon last weekend.  My friend, Sorcha (pronounced Circa) and I decided to go to the botanical gardens.  I had passed this park multiple times on foot, in bus, and actually, my yoga studio is across the street from the garden.  Regardless, I had never entered other then to step through the gate and sit on a bench for a few minutes.

Upon arrival, we saw a band playing and people milling about.  After determining that the entrance was in fact behind (or just to the side) of the band, we entered the building and look what I found.

(a Black H'mong woman living in Vietnam)

A photo exposition focusing on women.

Perfect.

Mirjam Letsch is a photographer from Amsterdam that travels the world capturing people through photography.  In this specific exposition, she focuses on women from India, Vietnam, Cambodia, Salta and Jujuy, Argentina.  And, another great side note is that she created the Duniya Foundation, which provides accessibility to healthcare and education in a northern Indian city.  Recently, Duniya also began working in Vietnam.

!Qué bien!

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This is a woman in a village in Jujuy, Argentina, spinning wool while walking in the street.

Those green eyes though, from the Thar Desert in India.

Of course, besides the photo expo, there was a botanical garden and a rather large park that we strolled around in.  I wanted to post a picture of myself in the garden, but they really were terrible, so I'll keep working on my photography skills.

In the meantime, here's a view of the park.

One can (almost) escape the city of Buenos Aires.