SIX CITY TOUR OF ECUADOR
we took OUR multimedia exhibit consisting of close to 75 photographs, and 50 short video profiles of girls and women who play sports in Ecuador, back to the country where we first started the project.
Over the course of a month in 2011, we set up exhibits in six cities and shared these voices, faces, and lives with people in Guayaquil, Quito, Cuenca, Loja, Ambato, and Puyo. Each of these cities have a distinct and regional characteristic from their people, to their food, to their customs, and even their weather. These distinct characteristics affects its citizens, and also where and how we put on our exhibits.
In some places we held exhibits in public squares, in other places in community centers. We held small group discussions and large town hall style meetings about girls/women and sport. We displayed the photos and videos in each of these cities with the help of community partners, and athletes featured in the exhibits. And in each city, we held our exhibits in spaces open to the public and sometimes held the exhibits outside to attract as man people as we could.
We launched the six city tour in Guayaquil, Ecuador during the annual book fair which draws thousands of visitors through it's doors. We were honored to have then President of the Ecuadorian Olympic Committee, Danilo Carrera, celebrate our opening night with us. Along with long time collaborator Sandra López, former press director at the Ecuadorian Olympic Committee, who has worked to support the project from the start, the exhibit drew large crowds and a great response. Check out a video of the tour above.