Daniel Rodriguez was a photojournalist for the Colombian daily newspaper El Espectador from 1936-66. His work, nearly all in black and white, is known for its beauty and simplicity. It shows a face of Colombian culture transporting the viewer on a nostalgic journey full of contrasts. Chopin’s Mazurka in F Minor, Op. 63 No. 2 performed by Polina Khatsko establishes the tone for our introduction to the photographic works of this Colombian master.
The Daniel Rodriguez Archive consists of approximately 3,500 negatives (mostly 2 ¼ x 2 ¼ inches) and 350 prints (mostly 8 x 10”). It covers Colombian history and society from1935 through 1970. Daniel’s photographs have been exhibited in Berlin, Barranquilla, Colombia, and Tampa, Florida. Beginning February 25, 2011, and running through April 16, selected photographs from the Daniel Rodriguez Archive will be on display in the city of Bucaramanga, Colombia. The Exhibit will showcase 60 of his photographs that are owned by the Bank of the Republic of Colombia, (Banco de la Republica del Colombia) which, like the US Library of Congress, exists as a repository for the cultural and artistic richness of Colombia. Bucaramanga is hosting the first exhibit in a series that will occur in twenty-three Banco de la Republica offices throughout Colombia.