SANTO DOMINGO – The world’s leading Spanish speaking news agency inaugurated late Tuesday a photographic exhibition in the Dominican Republic’s capital celebrating the outlet’s 50-year relationship with the Caribbean island.
The retrospective exhibition titled “EFE in the Dominican Republic: 50 years in 50 photographs” was presented by the agency’s president, Fernando Garea, at Santo Domingo’s Spanish Cultural Center and will remain open to the public until Oct. 27.
“This exhibition illustrates the extent EFE agency has contributed as a vehicle connecting all of America,” Garea and described EFE’s visual archive, which boasts over 15 million photographs, as a Spanish cultural jewel, which, by extension, links all of Latin America.
Garea listed some notable Dominicans figures over last five decades such as Chef Maria Marte, musician Michel Camilo, late painter Guillo Perez, singers Johnny Ventura, Milly Quezada, Angela Carrasco and Juan Luis Guerra or former basketball player Chicho Sibilio, all of them, he added, appreciated in Spain.
Also present at the inauguration were Dominican Chancellor Miguel Vargas; Spanish Ambassador Alejandro Abellan; Dominican Minister of Culture, Eduardo Selman, and Vice-minister of Tourism, Fausto Fernandez, along with other authorities and personalities of the Dominican Republic’s mass media, culture, and politics.
Chancellor Vargas said Ibero American nations “have always counted with EFE agency as one of their main allies, thanks to its serious, balanced and professional news coverage.”
EFE is the World’s fourth largest agency, founded 79 years ago and a bureau network spanning 120 countries that annually publishes over 3 million news items across a wide diversity of news platforms.