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2nd FotoParque Event
This project of the ParqueArte Foundation will be inaugurated during the Open Festival.
The Fundación ParqueArte(ParkArt Foundation) has made an open call for photographs in their FotoPaís (PhotoCountry) event, which invites participants to create a photographic tour of Panama, catalogued by province and including the indigenous district of Guna Yala. The photos will be revealed at Omar Park on March 22nd and 23rd during Open Festival, and then be toured around various parks across the country. This is the second massive call for photographic submissions by the ParqueArte Foundation.
The social network Instagram has announced to the general public that they are invited to upload photos from around Panama, and thus begin to build an album with images taken by all of us. A series of specific hashtags will be used to differentiate each province of the country, in order to encourage and promote domestic tourism and the feeling of belonging by participating in an initiative that is inclusive and open to everyone.
Once you've uploaded the photos, we'll take care of adding the appropriate hashtag and compiling them in our database. All of the hashtagged photos will be displayed in this collective exhibition. Participants are reminded to keep their Instagram accounts public, so that the photo will remain as public property and may be used without infringing any copyright.
The FotoPaís Prize is an incentive for photographers to be the first to share a photo with ParqueArte that was geotagged in each province of Panama and the indigenous district of Guna Yala.
The call for submissions was launched on October 24, 2013 and will close on February 1, 2014. The exhibition will open on March 22, 2014 in Omar Park during Open Festival, with free admission to the general public.
The photo exhibition will allow the public to view their beautiful country through the eyes of others and discover places they may have never seen in the provinces they know so well. We aim to create a user-generated gallery of images of the Panamanian provinces and then put them on display in the format of a public museum.
After Open Festival concludes, the FotoPaís installation will continue as an annual campaign run by the ParqueArte Foundation and the Panama Tourism Authority. The exhibit will rotate monthly among various parks and squares in the country, including the Coastal Strip and Independence Square, remaining on display at each site for one week.
The project serves as an experiment for us to demonstrate to the public the possibility of creating something together, with the support and assistance of our government and private enterprise, that is beautiful, educational, and accessible. The Panama Tourism Authority is the official sponsor of this exhibition.
FotoPaís seeks to inspire the general public to venture further into our beautiful country of Panama and become aware of its richness. We also want to instill in Panamanian and foreign residents a deeper sense of ownership of their country, and encourage citizens and participants to engage in a patriotic learning process, contribute to the nation's beautification, and safeguard the country's unique culture and natural resources.