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La Escuelita: New Exhibition in Mérida, Venezuela - June, 2013

I am very happy to announce the second exhibition of photographs by the students of la Escuelita Alternativa del Barrio Pueblo Nuevo, and myself, here in Mérida, Venezuela. But first, I want to send a much delayed thank-you to everyone who helped to make the previous exhibition in Caracas a massive success. The current exhibition opens this Saturday at the historic Casa Bosset. While the first exhibition was a great adventure for the students—traveling across Venezuela to Caracas, many for the first time—we’re especially excited to be bringing the show back home for the community to see, and for the parents who were unable to attend in Caracas.

If you happen to be in Venezuela, please join us! Otherwise, you can visit laescuelitadelbarrio.org and www.marcusrmurray.com for updates on this work, and to view the images presented in the exhibition.

For more background on the school (in Spanish) I recommend the short film produced by Flor Calcedo in collaboration with the students: La Escuelita

—Marcus