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UAB hosts an exhibition on older women's life in rural areas of El Salvador

21 Dec 2022
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The University hosts the exhibition «Discarded», a collection of fifteen photographic portraits and audiovisual material about the poverty and the vulnerability condition of fifteen older women from the rural communities of Tecoluca, El Salvador. The exhibition can be visited from 30th January to 20th April, from Mondays to Fridays and from 10 a.m to 7 p.m, at the UAB Exhibition Hall, located in the Communication Library and General Newspaper Library. 

Exposició Descartadas

The photographic exhibition is an adaptation of the journalistic work of its author, Marc Espín, who between 2016 and 2017 visited more than fifty homes of older people in fifteen rural communities in Tecoluca, located in the region of the Lempa River, to investigate and to document their living conditions. The exhibition, which documents the situation of abandonment of 60-year-old people in El Salvador, exposes the deficiencies they suffer in their lives: health, incomes, gender inequalities, education, security and decent housing.

The photographic journey encourages people to think about the perception of old age, the difficulties faced by adult women, their causes and the challenges that exist for ageing in a developing country. According to its author, «Discarded» becomes a “space for intergenerational and interregional conversation” about the issues related to older people, women, human rights and international cooperation.

The exhibition, originally promoted by the CORDES Foundation, the Rural Association of the Elderly (ARTE, its initials in spanish) and the National Coalition for the Dignity of Older People, is structured in three opening vinyls and five main blocks that refer to the different dimensions of poverty (income, health, habitat, education and violence). «Discarded» is a compilation of fifteen photographic portraits, each of a different protagonist from a rural Salvadoran community. Each block contains an introductory text and each of the photographs has a caption that tells the story of the women portrayed.

The lecturer from the UAB Department of Media, Communication and Culture will present his exhibition on Wednesday 1 March at 1.30pm.

«Discarded» can be visited from 30 January to 20 April, Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m to 7 p,m, at the UAB Exhibition Hall, located in the Communication Library and General Newspaper Library. For more detailed information about opening times and programming, please contact us at cultura.enviu@uab.cat.


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