E•CO: Environmental Photographic Exhibition from Europe and Latin America

Monday, December 5, 2011 @ 12:00pm

Event Info




Instituto Cervantes of Chicago

31 West Ohio Street





Instituto Cervantes of Chicago

This event will be recorded for WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified.

The Ministry of Culture of Spain and the Spain-USA Foundation in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes of Chicago and the Embassy of Spain in Washington are pleased to present the exhibition E•CO from December 5, 2011 to January 12, 2012.

Curated by Claudi Carreras and presented by internationally acclaimed photographer Xavier Nuez, the exhibition E•CO gathered photographic projects by twenty Latin American and European photographic collectives, each tasked with crafting a visual essay about one of the most important topics of our day: the environment. Free of curatorial influence, the collectives define “environment” for themselves and maintain their own production and editing processes.

With this premise, each group freely chose the topics and locations of their project. Thus, the exhibition is a sample of the most pressing environmental problems in the countries where the collectives are operating. At the same time, it’s a way to understand the peculiarities of teamwork and its modes of representation. The resulting essays reflect the interests and concerns of each group and nation, as well as the working organization of each collective.