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Bragança was the city chosen to host, for the first time in Portugal, the exhibition “De Polo a Polo, uma viagem aos grandes paraísos naturais”, which brings together 52 works by more than 30 prestigious National Geographic photographers.
The exhibition “De Polo a Polo, uma viagem aos grandes paraísos naturais” presents images of great beauty over different natural spaces on Earth, from the Arctic to Antarctica, with a common denominator: to raise awareness of the importance of conserving these unique areas of the Planet.
The exhibition brings together more than 30 prestigious nature photographers, some of whom have won awards such as the Wildlife Photographer of the Year and the World Press Photo.
One of the priority objectives of the Foundation “la Caixa” is to bring culture, science and knowledge to society. The dissemination of culture is a fundamental instrument to promote the growth of people and, for this reason, Fundação “la Caixa” and BPI work in order to bring knowledge to audiences of all ages and educational contexts.
With the Arte na Rua program, the ”la Caixa” Foundation exhibits fifty-two extraordinary photographs in Bragança, with the seal of the National Geographic Society, on Nature and the Environment, which emphasize the threatened natural spaces, as well as the effects the transformation of natural ecosystems and their influence on living beings.
The Arte na Rua program was launched in 2006 and, since then, it has brought together the general public creations by artists such as Auguste Rodin, Henry Moore and photographers Cristina Garcia Rodero and Sebastião Salgado, among others. Now, in collaboration with the National Geographic Society, the program is part of a new line centered on science and nature.
Our planet is unique, and the images that make up this exhibition are unique, which depicts some of the Earth’s natural areas known as priority hotspots or terrestrial ecoregions, as well as wild areas of great biodiversity, in addition to the Arctic and Antarctica, for its important role in the regulation of the terrestrial climate and for the threat of disappearance that these regions face as a result of global warming. The images allow us to travel through these special areas that play a vital role in preserving the health of the Planet.
The exhibition can be visited at Praça da Sé, in Bragança, until May 10. It is available 24 hours a day and admission is free.