OAS to feature Dominican Photo Exhibit in May 2010

April 30, 2010

Following on from the success of  Photo Exhibits in both Santo Domingo and Santiago last year, a hugely popular Expo showcasing images from the picture book, “New Perspectives: Dominican Republic” is traveling to the US .

Global Foundation for Democracy (GFDD) and its sister institution in Santo Domingo, Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), in collaboration with the Organization of American
States Department of Cultural Affairs / Secretariat for External Relations, and Art Museum of the Americas,  will  display a  selection of  over 30 photo images documenting the country’s beautiful and varied landscapes.

The Photo Exhibit, which runs the whole month of May at the OAS in Washington DC , is keenly supported by Dominican President Leonel Fernandez, and forms part of GFDD/FUNGLODE’s overall goal to
promote the DR, disseminate information about the country, as well as strengthen appreciation and respect for its culture and ecological heritage.

His Excellency, Roberto B Saladin, Ambassador of the DR to the United States and the permanent Ambassador of the DR at the OAS Virgilio Alcántara, also endorsed the project and confirmed their participation. 

Created by Editor in Chief, Natasha Despotovic, “New
Perspectives: Dominican Republic” is a masterly compiled 300 page bilingual English-Spanish publication comprised of nearly 400 aerial images. The book’s photographer, Anne Casale, will be on hand at the inaugural reception, at the OAS on May 3 frm 5-7pm to discuss her work in presenting the Dominican Republic  in a brand new light.

Advanced copies can be purchased online at:

All proceeds go to help protect DR’s rich biodiversity through GFDD’s environment projects.

This summer, the Photo Exhibit continues to promote the DR internationally, and is slated to open in New York , home to many Diaspora.

Organization of American States
1889 F Street, NW
Washington DC , 20006
Location: Terrace Level Gallery