Part of the Dominican Week agenda in the US were the opening of hallway photo exhibitions from the VICINI book “Interior: Dominican Republic Harvests”
The wealth that exudes from the Dominican fields in the shape of yucca, yams, mangoes, strawberries, and another great variety of fruits, vegetables, and tubers, was in all its splendor and national geography, exposed during the XXII Dominican Week in the United States (SemDomUSA) celebration with the opening of photo exhibitions in Washington and New York.
Facing Constitution Avenue, on Monday May 5th, near the obelisk, a few blocks from Lincoln Memorial, in the Marcus Garvey Hall at the Organization of American States (OAS), the expo “Interior: Dominican Republic Harvests” was opened with photographs of a book by the same name edited by VICINI last December.
With the assistance of numerous OAS permanent mission representatives, Dominican Week representatives, and general guests, the exhibit enabled public contemplation in the US capitol.
The expo was coordinated by the VICINI execs Darys Estrella and Josefina Dieguez, and was opened by the US Dominican Week Organization Committee President, Roberto Herrera. In his words, Herrera thanked VICINI for their support. “It is the third time they arrange a cultural exchange like this within the US Dominican Week agenda, and I thank Estrella and Dieguez as company representatives at this event.”
Four days later, Friday May 9th, at the Dominican Studies Institute of City University of New York (DSI-CUNY), another equally themed exhibit was opened; though these displayed different pictures from the book. Special guests included the Big Apple’s Dominican diaspora representatives.
Iban Campo, Corporate Communication Manager at AMCHAMDR, was responsible for giving the greeting words during the event opening, which served as the closing of the XXII SemDomUSA – in memoriam of Luis Heredia Bonetti, its primary founder. Campo thanked the VICINI team’s efforts and dedication to make this an exhibit that Dominicans in New York would like, and bring them a little closer to home through these incredible photographs.
Both demonstrations display images caught by Miriam Calzada, Eladio Fernandez, and Pedro Genaro. The text was written by economist Carlos Despradel. The book recounts all the product dimensions found in the fields of the Dominican Republic. It’s a different way of communicating what the country exports and can commercialize in countries like the US, who already imports a great quantity of fruits and vegetables from various agricultural zones of the country.