Photographic exhibition “A photo for freedom”

Franyeli Garcia

Promotional photo for the exhibition “A photo for freedom”, courtesy of Amapola Journalism.

Thursday, May 5, 2022 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Communication Arts Center at Cuyamaca College


The exhibition of works by Mexican photojournalists, never shown north of the American border, begins on May 5 —Cinco de Mayo— at Cuyamaca College. The photographs provide a rare window into life in the state of Guerrero, chronicling the daily experiences of indigenous and Afro-Mexican people and the tragedy of poverty and drug-related violence.

The free exhibit, titled “A Photo for Freedom,” will feature the work of 20 photojournalists, in the lobby of the Samuel M. Ciccati Performing Arts Center, and will run through early June. This exhibit will also include an online presentation by exhibit curator and freelance journalist Marlén Castro, as well as a reception featuring Oaxacan cuisine from El Tejate Restaurant in Escondido. The digital theater adjoins the hall where the photos will be exhibited.

Mexico is one of the most dangerous regions in the world to work as a journalist. Proceeds from the sale of the photos will go to support the Mexican journalism website, Amapola – the Spanish word for poppy -, Guerrero’s biggest crop that supports farmers but also fuels the violent drug gangs that terrorize locals.

Date | Welcome and online presentation on Thursday May 5 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Location | Samuel M. Ciccati Center for the Performing Arts

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This event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required.

The digital theater presentation will also be streamed live on YouTube, at

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