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The project

Museo en los cerros (Mec) opens  in the community of Huichaira near Tilcara, high in  the Andes, in the northwest of Argentina.

“A museum is a place where some of the result of men and women’s imagination and work is taken care and exhibited. It is a space organized to teach and reflect upon, to get information about history and acts created by men with the intention to openly share them.”

Almost everything retains light; we would like to share it through the language of photography.

The pieces in the collection were donated by their authors or direct relatives to support this idea. We are thankful for their will and gesture.

We feel it is important that there is a permanent exhibition of Argentine photography in the north of our country, in the inland where we all got inspired.

The idea of doing an interactive museum with a library is rooted in the observation of the reality of the countless times we went to the Tilcara cyber cafés and saw children alone, spending the day among the computers, playing in the net, some of them with more artistic interests observing pictures.

A photography museum, amidst the mountains, among the aborigine peoples, would have been crazy some years ago. Maybe today it still is, however something has changed; now we all have a camera at hand and our illusion intact.

We seek inspiration in the simplicity of mother earth, in the respect to silence, and in the celebration of the communities when they dance.

We offer a space of stone, adobe and cane to our visitors; a door half-open among the mountains.