9.00AM - 5.00PM
Venue: Student Exhibition Area, Art Collection, Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling
Argentina: Places and Faces is the work of Claire Griffith. Claire is a 4th year student from Northern Ireland currently studying Primary Education and Spanish at the University.
"I’ve been interested in photography for about 6 years now, and particularly enjoy capturing the essence and culture of countries I visit.
As part of my Spanish degree we are encouraged to spend time abroad practicing the language, and I wanted to do something where I could use the skills that I have learnt during my education course. My family have a long missionary connection with Argentina dating back to 1904, and run a charity, “The Esperanza Trust (Argentina)”, which supports the needs of the people of Santiago del Estero, particularly through work in local schools. This seemed like the perfect opportunity to use the skills I have gained at university, and I consider myself very privileged to have spent a total of 18 weeks living and volunteering in Argentina over the past two summers.
Argentina is a very diverse and culture-rich country, from the European-like capital of Buenos Aires, to the tropical rainforests of Iguazu falls on the border with Brazil, the dusty deserts in the Jujuy province, and the snow-capped mountains and glaciers in Patagonia. Over the two visits I’ve been lucky enough to visit some of these regions, and I hope that these photos convey something of their beauty.
However, my favourite thing about Argentina has to be its people. Everyone is so open and friendly, and will do their utmost to make you feel welcome - I hope you can see that from some of their portraits displayed here.
I’m delighted to share this (very small) selection of images from my travels with you, and hope you enjoy them. ¡Que disfruten!"
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Please note that the Pathfoot Building and the Art Collection based in this building is open Monday to Friday only.