“Aerial photographs, poetry in Braille, and sound landscapes of the Yucatecan coast to stimulate the senses. Listen with your eyes; see through sound. We invite you to fly over Yucatán.” – José Luis Fajardo, photographer

The exhibit “The Yucatecan Coast: Images and Sounds For Flying”, at the Museo de la Ciudad from June 14 until August 14, 2013, is a collaboration between photographer José Luis Fajardo and sound artist Karín Mijangos.

Our state is characterized by the existence of diverse ecosystems, the main ones being the lowlands, the tropical forest, and the wetlands.

The wetlands remain temporarily or permanently marshy or with water. Their ecological function is very important, for they protect the biodiversity, serve as a reproductive base for fisheries, control erosion, encourage biological productivity, improve the quality of water, and provide an esthetic and recreational value to society.

Those who visit this exhibition will discover the landscape beauty of the Yucatecan wetlands by way of a visual and sound experience.

The photographs show the scenic beauty of the Yucatecan wetlands through the esthetic interpretation of José Luis Fajardo, photographed from a small plane. The Yucatecan coast seen from the sky always offers a show of abstract beauty which comes through in his photographs. The power of the image will provide a way for the viewer to connect with nature and contribute to the development of awareness of the natural heritage of the state of Yucatán.

The auditory element of the exhibition is based on the landscape sounds of the same wetlands; their own sounds, unrepeatable, which are generated by the elements present in each place: water, wind, birds, motors, etc. This component is the collaboration of the sound artist Karín Mijangos, who in 2010 and 2011 registered diverse ecosystems of the region.

The photographs were taken between 2010 and 2012 during the conservation activities of Niños y Crías, A.C. and the Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas in collaboration with LightHawk.

There is also translation of the poetry which will be used for the exhibition into Braille, so that the visually impaired can attend, listen, and read.

“If you could describe the flight of birds along the horizon

speak of the wind and the silence of the dune
speak of how the flamingo is outlined on wetlands and salt mines

if you had to be inspired without words
where would you begin?”

– Karín Mijangos

Museo de la Ciudad (ex post office)
Calle 56 No. 529-A x 65 y 65-A, Centro

Tue. – Fri. 9 am – 6 pm; Sat. – Sun. 9 am – 2 pm

Free entry


This photo of the Gulf of Mexico forms part of the exhibit “The Yucatecan Coast: Images and Sounds For Flying”, at the Museo de la Ciudad.

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