>> Monday, April 11, 2011
Curundu, Panama 040411 On this day while I was teaching a photo workshop sponsored by the Obredecht construction company we were given a tour of the Curundu Renovation project. It was fast and there were about 40 or so people with cameras. So I spent most of my time observing and I took only so many pictures. The situation was so unique that it allowed me to treat photography as the art I know it to be other than the documenting-tool for which I usually use my trade. This company is very interesting because there is a social component to the project. The company trained the residents of the slum of Curundu as masons, electricians, foreman, etc. So the people who will be living in these buildings are the ones involved in the construction of these structures. TECH STUFF: pretty two-camera standard set up for me. A 24-70mm 2.8 and the 70-200 2.8mm with a 1.4TC on it. ISO 200- 400ASA, speed: pretty fast. This was a sunny day in Panama.