the 50th

September 14, 2011 § 4 Comments

as stated elsewhere on this blog, 2011 marks the 50th anniversary of peace corps. to commemorate the occasion, peace corps-costa rica is hosting a photo contest and exhibit for volunteers in costa rica. two of my photographs were selected for the honor of being exhibited alongside twenty-two other fantastic photographs at the Centro Cultural Costarricense Norteamericano in Barrio Dent. the exhibition takes place next tuesday, september 24, at which time the winners of the contest will be announced.

::cross your fingers::

below are my contributions with captions, vying for the top prize and eternal glory upon the walls of the peace corps office in costa rica.

Don Carlos portrays the butcher, as he prepares a pig at nightfall. Over his lifetime, he has been farmer, builder of homes, husband, and father. In these ways, Don Carlos embodies the quintessential person and workmanlike spirit on whose back Costa Rica was built.

In the small town of El Progeso, but better known as “medio palo” in reference to the unfinished homes that line the unpaved roads, one skirts the surface of life and encounters anything but paradise. Despite apparent hardships, a father happily poses with his son, revealing a different, and perhaps more truthful meaning to “Pura Vida.”




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