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"Durante los últimos cinco años H. Méndez Caratini ha cultivado y coleccionado especies de flora en peligro de extinción. Consciente de la masiva deforestación que ocurre en Puerto Rico y de la falta de leyes para proteger el ambiente ecológico, el artista se ha dado a la tarea de establecer en su casa de campo su propio centro privado de conservación de zingiberales -especies tropicales en peligro de extinción. La flora exótica de este portafolio es fruto de sus estudios fotográficos en su jardín botánico en las montañas de Pulguillas," Ricardo Viera

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Hector Mendez Caratini
hectormendez Carolina, Puerto Rico USA
Héctor Méndez Caratini was born in San Juan, PR in 1949. During the past four decades the photographer and video artist has documented and promoted the cultural heritage of his nation. His artistic work has been exhibited in more than one hundred prestigious museums and galleries in the United States, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. His photographs are in the permanent collection of various museums. Such as: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY); Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, TX); International Center of Photography (New York, NY); Center for Creative Photography (Tucson) AZ; Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (San Juan, PR); Museo de Arte de Ponce (Ponce, PR); Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña (San Juan, PR); among others. He has received numerous distinctions during his professional career, such as: the first Honorific Mention of the Casa de las Américas Photo Essay Prize, 1981, La Habana, Cuba; the Leopold Godowsky Color Photography Award (Photographic Resource Center, B

Publish Date  December 19, 2011

Dimensions  Large Square  30 pgs ProLine Uncoated Paper

Category  Arts & Photography

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