Auction tonight seeks to promote photos as an art form

A Luis Diego Ramos work captures the essence of a small Tico restaurant.

A foundation that promotes photographic art in Costa Rica plans an auction tonight at 7 o’clock at a gallery in Escazú.
The photos have been juried and 19 artists will be displaying 60 photos mostly of Costa Rican life.

Part of the proceeds from the auction will go to theFundación Imago for its educational work. Some will go to the photographers.

The location is the Galería Arte Hoy in Avenida Escazú. Olympus Imaging America Inc. is helping to sponsor the event. Some of the photos were shown at the Salón Anual de la Imagen show last year. Each is authentic and part of a limited edition, said the foundation.

Photography as an art form is not well established in Costa Rica. The works that will be auctioned tonight are museum quality designed to last at least 100 years. The foundation characterizes photographic works as cultural icons.

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