About the Book
Paraguay is a faraway, mysterious, but vastly beautiful land in the heart of South America. This is a photography journal that attempts to capture some of the beauty we saw in this economically poor but culturally rich land. This book was put together through the efforts of nine amateur photographers who were born in other places, but decided to make Paraguay their home, at least for a little while. This book is a fundraiser for an organization called "Mitakuera" that helps over 100 children from a very poor neighborhood, called Remansito, just outside of Asuncion, Paraguay. Most of the photographers whose art is displayed in this book were also very active members of Mitakuera, while they lived in Paraguay, and spent their Sunday mornings doing reading, math and art activities with the kids. All of the proceeds from the sale of this book will go directly to "Mitakuera". For more information about the organization, please see our Facebook group – “Mitakuera”.
Features & Details
- Category Travel
Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm
- Softcover: 9781320987073
- Hardcover, ImageWrap: 9781320987066
- Publish Date May 30, 2009
- Language English
- Tags Maka, Spanish, Colonia, Camboriu, Encarnacion, Iguazu, Paraguay, Asuncion, Travel, Photography, Punta del Este, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, South America, living abroad
I am a teacher who has spent most of my career at American Schools in Central and South America. I am currently living in Asuncion, Paraguay, where I became involved with the Mitakuera organization and the amazing Paraguayans who spend their time and money to make it happen.