Photography Project: Ángeles de Bahía

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As part of the strategy of Community Engagement, Ángeles de Bahía is a project that began in 2014 in Terra Peninsular with the idea of ​​using photography as a tool to raise awareness in the community.

The objective of the project is to promote the scenic beauty and importance of the natural resources of the peninsula, as well as to reinforce the sense of belonging, identity and community for Baja Californians.

For this project, we worked with José “El Güero” Arce Smith, a photographer from Bahía de los Ángeles, who is a fisherman by profession and a photography enthusiast. We also counted with the support of the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat), the National Biodiversity Commission (Conabio), Taller Ciruela, Pro Esteros, as well as people from the community and other organizations.

Through these photographs, this exhibition seeks to raise awareness and show the natural beauty of Bahia de los Angeles, Baja California , and thus to give visibility to these magnificent natural places to awake in the viewers the interest to know and help protect these sites.

Currently the photographic exhibition Angels of Bahia is composed by 14 images.

Activities of this project

  • Recording a documentary video about the story of José “El Güero” Arce Smith and the Ángeles de Bahía project.
  • Opening of the exhibition Pescador de momentos on April 10th, 2014 in the old Gallery and Community Center of Terra Peninsular in Ensenada.
  • 2 outdoor exhibitions called Lugares Inesperados, one in the Black Market on April 17, 2014 and the other in Playa Hermosa on April 24 of the same year, both in Ensenada.
  • Lecture Escuchando a los Ángeles by Laura Martínez, director of Pro Esteros, on the conservation measures that have already been developed in Bahia de los Angeles and, a concert by the local group Thundermakers.
  • The photographs were on display in Guerrero Negro, Loreto and La Paz, in Baja California Sur, between 2014 and 2015.
  • The exhibition was part of the Imaginaria Festival in 2016, in Ensenada.
  • Exhibition at the Sol del Niño Museum, in Mexicali, as part of the XXIII edition of the National Science and Technology Week in October 2016.
  • Presentation at the Caracol Science Museum at the IX edition of Baja Sea Food Expo from October 6 to 8, 2017.
  • The potographs were presented at the event Universidad y sustentabilidad en México at the Ibero-American University on August 20, 2018.