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Date(s) - 03/10/2016
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Benson Latin American Collection

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Exhibition Opening: Raíces y Sabores – Foodways of Nicaragua

Thursday, March 10 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Benson Latin American Collection, First floor 2300 Red River Street, Austin, TX 78712-1469

The Benson Latin American Collection hosts an opening for an exhibition offoodways images by celebrated Nicaraguan photographer Celeste González. Raíces y Sabores will be on display in the first-floor corridor of the Benson through July 15.

Celeste González was born in 1954 in León, Nicaragua, to a family active in photography since the early twentieth century. She began her photographic career with Semanario El Tayacán (1983), producing popular photo essays and publishing artistic photographs in Barricada’s Semanario Ventana (1984–1987). She worked as a photojournalist at Pensamiento Propio magazine (1989–1991) and as the culture and gender editor at Enlace (1991–1998). She is the author and illustrator of the book Rivas de la Cuaresma (2012), as well as co-author and illustrator of various children’s stories and educational materials.

González has published numerous artistic photographs in Artefacto, and her work has been featured in over forty exhibitions. Her most recent show, Arcanos Mayores, took place in 2014 at the Palacio de la Cultura de Managua. González has also organized conferences and workshops on photography at universities throughout Nicaragua. In 2008, she was honored with the Rubén Darío Order of Cultural Independence by the government of Nicaragua.