August 19 has been marked as World Photography Day. During the month of August, Chile is will be celebrating with several activities related to photography.
Here is a List of Free Things That You Can Do in Santiago:
Location: Different points in Barrio Italia, Barrio Lastarria, and Bellas Artes
Remember that urban art festival a couple of months back that happened in Barrio Lastarrias and Bellas Artes? Well, these are back and they have a whole program of events that are totally worth checking out! Are you a fan of Polaroids cameras? Sign up for the workshop called “Instant Tours” where you’ll get a crash course on how to take awesome pictures with the Polaroid camera while you walk around Barrio Arte.
World Press Photo Expo
Location: Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Providencia 127, Santiago, Chile
This is one that you can’t miss. 42 amazing photos from 22 countries from around the world, the World Press Photo Expo is definitely worth a visit to the Telefonica Building right around metro banquedano. World Press Photo of the year pays homage to the photographer whose visual creativity and skills create an image that captures or represents an event or subject of great journalistic importance in the last year. “Venezuela Crisis” by Ronaldo Schemidt holds the title of the best photo in the world. Open Monday to Friday, 9AM to 8PM, and the weekends from 11AM to 8PM.
Additionally, there are a number of additional activities you can check out here. Remember that all talks will take place in Spanish.
Transantiago Bus Stops:
54 stops of the Transantiago bus stops between Military School and Central Station, will showcase images from 18 Chilean photographers. The images will be installed in the areas where you would usually see an advertisement alongside the bus stop in places like Tobalaba, Plaza Italia, Santa Lucía, La Moneda, Los Héroes and República.
“Oficio y Arte: El Archivo de Antonio Quintana” is an expo that brings together more than 40 unpublished works of the artist, which was discovered in the patrimonial archives of the University of Santiago.
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