There is an exhibit that is taking place at the Mexican Institute on Marine Parade. It’s called Mexico Black and White: Photographic Images of Yucatan. The Images and a video of Mexico’s unfolding history in the early twentieth century are all captured in black and white. Earlier this week, Press Officer for the Embassy of Mexico, Marcelino Miranda, spoke to us about the history that is on display.
Marcelino Miranda, Press Officer, Embassy of Mexico
“It includes photographs about the beginning of the twenty century in México especially Yucatan and neighboring Yucatan. The images are very interesting because we have a view about the beginning of the twentieth century, about the everyday life and the beginning of Mexican revolution—this war that completely transformed México especially in social political and economic relations and especially has consequences in the culture of México. And at the same time, you are going to have a chance to look at the everyday life and some interesting pictures about the Merida Carnival—I’m talking about 1906 to 1924.”
“The Merida Carnival, speak to the images, what is it? What do we see?”
“These pictures at the Merida Carnival, you are going to see pictures about people posing having the Mexican flag dressed up in costumes. You are also going to see some very strange pictures of people posing in exotic costumes and people posing next to a car—this is the beginning fo the automobile industry as well. So these images are about México as it started to transform, started to modernize but at the same keeping the traditions.
You are going to have a chance to look at two unique films that were assembled from many film files of the beginning of the twentieth century and we are talking about the beginning of the film history. And this is a good opportunity for Belizeans especially the young people to come and look at these images and these unique films especially we are going to see the beginning of journalism. We are going to see the first films about the Mexican revolution.”
The images span from 1906 to 1923. The public is invited to view the exhibit and learn more about Mexico’s history in photos until the exhibit closes on February twenty fourth.