Views from the Yucatán: A Maya World


Exhibit opens Saturday, October 6, 2012

Ends Saturday, October 27, 2012

BRIT Exhibit Hall


FORT WORTH, TX — The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®) presents Views from the Yucatán: A Maya World, a display of photos taken by children of the Maya-speaking village of Yaxunah in the state of Yucatán, México. The exhibit opens October 6 and runs through October 27. Admission is free.


The exhibit’s photos are snap-shots of daily life in the small Mexican village through the eyes of its young inhabitants. The children were taught photography by Dr. Becky Watson and Dr. Grace Lloyd Bascopé, in conjunction with the Maya Research Program. Watson, an acclaimed photographer, put together an experiential educational program teaching the Maya children English and photography. Dr. Bascopé has spent many years doing research and development work in the Maya region of México. Now retired from university life, she is the director of México Projects for Maya Research Program, and is a research associate at BRIT.


The exhibit highlights the children’s use of light versus shadow as well as

composition in their photos and will feature additional work from both

Drs. Watson and Bascopé.