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photo starlight reserve exhibition

Starlight Reserve photo exhibition
from Radio Sintonia

'The skies of the Startlight Reserve of Fuerteventura' are exhibited in the Archaeological Museum of Betancuria

"The skies of the Startlight Reserve of Fuerteventura' are exhibited in the Archaeological Museum of Betancuria.La exhibition can be visited until next November 28 from 10.00 to 17.30 hours from Tuesday to Sunday


Radio Sintonía Fuertevenura-"There are cities where they don't know what heaven is. In Fuerteventura there are countless points on the island where the sky looks spectacular. You are overwhelmed to be alone in the immensity", says Carlos Solinis, one of the authors of the photographs that are exhibited in the exhibition 'The skies of the Startlight Reserve of Fuerteventura'. This exhibition includes 20 works of night photography made on the Island by artists of the height of the aforementioned Carlos Solinis, as well as Juan Santana, Manu Roger, Enrique de Ferra and Pablo de Ferra, with the aim of valuing the quality of the sky of the island as a Startight Reserve.

The photographic exhibition is located in the exhibition hall of the Archaeological Museum of Betancuria and can be visited until November 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. from Tuesday to Sunday. It is a traveling exhibition that started last September in Lanzarote and will now tour the different municipalities of the island so that all people can contemplate the different images captured from the night of Fuerteventura.

The exhibition was presented this weekend in an act in which three of the authors of the photos shown in the room, Carlos Solinis, Juan Santana and Enrique de Ferra, were present. The meeting was attended by the president of the Cabildo of Fuerteventura, Sergio Lloret López, the mayor of Betancuria, Marcelino Sardinia, the first vice president and Minister of Environmental Sustainability, Lola García, the Minister of Culture, Rayco León, and the Managing Director of the Fuerteventura Biosphere Reserve and promoter of the Startlight Reserve, Antonio Gallardo.

After the presentation, a tour of the exhibition was made in which the three photographers explained how the process of capturing the snapshots was. The exhibition has three photographs with international awards. Carlos Solinis, who already had the Gold Medal in the Night Image category at the Trierenberg Supercircuit contest in Austria in 2018 for his photograph 'Alone in the Escanfraga Mountain', has recently been awarded as Best Photographer of the Milky Way for three of his photos in the 35 Awards contest, in which 3,623 photos of 1,622 photographers competed. Two of those three photographs are also in the exhibition under the title 'Playa del Este' and 'Alone with de Arch'. "When I win contests with photos of Fuerteventura, my bond with the island grows because it was on this island where I started," said Solinis.

As a photographer specialized in night photography, Carlos Solinis highlights that the island "has skies with little light pollution and is largely uninhabited, which allows capturing the Milky Way within the galactic center, which is the part that radiates more light and that allows this type of photography to be taken".

The photographer relates that there are many colleagues who have asked to come to Fuerteventura, where you do not have to travel so far to get a place with little light pollution, or the nights are not so cold. Fuerteventura has won awards competing with destinations much better known by photographers such as Iceland or Canada, "which is an opportunity and a reason to value the quality of the sky of the island and the importance of enhancing the Starlight Reserve and turning it into an attractive destination for astrophotography. Photographers like to discover new landscapes", adds the author.

The exhibition, which has been curated by the Majorero photographer Carlos de Saa,is organized by the Cabildo de Fuerteventura and with the collaboration of the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Sustainability and Environment of the Cabildo de Fuerteventura, as well as the Biosphere Reserve.

The Minister of Culture, Rayco León, said that "the sky must be claimed as a heritage element of the natural heritage that we must take care of so that it is preserved and maintained."
The Managing Director of the Biosphere Reserve, Antonio Gallardo added that "in the Biosphere Reserve we considered from the beginning that we should preserve the island by sea by land and by air, and the latter is the dimension of the sky, the right to be able to enjoy the stars".

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