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Photography Exhibition – Crossroads – North Carolina / El Salvador

Photography Exhibition showcasing photographs from Eastern North Carolina and El Salvador

Photography Exhibition showcasing photographs from Eastern North Carolina and El Salvador

For the past 4 years I’ve been traveling around El Salvador capturing the people, villages, and majestic landscapes with my camera in hand. The initial reason for visiting this unique and beautiful Central American country was due to my son Adam joining the Peace Corp after graduating college. During my first visit with him we traveled to a  small village in the middle of the country where he was stationed and I began photographically documenting my travels and encounters with the people and places of El Salvador. I have been to El Salvador 8 times since that first visit and have taken thousands of photographs that have been edited down to 24 for my part of this exhibition.

Left Photo by Regina Canas - Right by Patrick Keough

Left Photo by Regina Canas taken in NC – Right by Patrick Keough taken in El Salvador

The initial concept behind this photography exhibition was to show how the ordinary becomes extraordinary in the eyes of a foreigner (like myself) when taking pictures. When you visit a country you’ve never been to before you notice things (little details) that most people who live their no longer see or appreciate. My El Salvadorian friend and photographic partner for this exhibition is El Salvadorian TV celebrity, actress and excellent photographer in her own right Regina Canas. Regina came to North Carolina this past February to visit me and photograph in and around eastern North Carolina.

reginashootingShe was amazed for example by the rustic old mailboxes strung along the side of the country roads and highways. I had to stop on more than one occasion to let her get out and make some pictures.  I on the other hand am so used to seeing these old mailboxes I never thought seriously about photographing them. This in a nutshell is what this exhibition is all about. Seeing and photographing new environments with a fresh eye for details.

Regina Canas and I are exhibiting a cross section of our photographs at the Teatro Luis Poma in San Salvador with an opening reception on Tuesday, May 7th starting at 6:30pm.

The theme of this exhibition is “Crossroads” and will showcase a series of photographs of El Salvador that I’ve taken over the past 4 years and photographs of North Carolina made by El Salvadorian Photographer Regina Canas. The exhibition will be on display until June 2nd.

Here are a few of the images that will be displayed in the exhibition.

Boy with Fruit Stand, San Salvador

Boy with Fruit Stand, San Salvador by Patrick Keough

Mailboxes - Hwy 40 Eastern North Carolina Photo By Regina Canas

Mailboxes – Hwy 40 Eastern North Carolina Photo By Regina Canas

The Historians by Patrick Keough

The Historians by Patrick Keough

Cat in Truck by Regina Canas

Cat on Truck by Regina Canas

Shop Doorway in Santa Tecla by Patrick Keough

Shop Doorway in Santa Tecla by Patrick Keough

Tree Shadow on Wall, Greenville, NC by Regina Canas

Tree Shadow on Wall, Greenville, NC by Regina Canas

Young Friends by Patrick Keough

Young Friends by Patrick Keough

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4 comments on “Photography Exhibition – Crossroads – North Carolina / El Salvador

  1. Patrick Keough
    April 30, 2013

    Reblogged this on Vasatransmedia and commented:

    Editor of Transmedia Patrick Keough exhibiting photographs in El Salvador

  2. SoyAutor
    April 30, 2013

    Very cool work Patrick and Regina!

  3. Pingback: The Joys and Magic of Traveling in El Salvador | KeO BLoG

  4. Bessie
    May 15, 2013

    Very nice. Glad you are having a good time doing what you love. Enjoy and be safe! 🙂

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