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Domingo Liz: Origen No. 2

Title:Origen No. 2Author:Domingo LizYear:1966Medium:WoodSize:190 x 60 x 43 cmCollection:Eduardo León Jimenes de Artes Visuales

Domingo Liz: Origen

Title:OrigenAuthor:Domingo LizYear:1966Medium:WoodSize:161 x 74 x 58 cmCollection:Eduardo León Jimenes de Artes Visuales

Guillo Pérez: Metamorfosis

Title:MetamorfosisAuthor:Guillo PérezYear:1964Medium:Mix / CanvasSize:84.5 x 122 cm.Collection:Eduardo León Jimenes de Artes Visuales

Max Pou: Campesino de mi tierra

Title:Campesino de mi tierraAuthor:Max PouYear:UnknownMedium:PhotographySize:50.8 x 40.7 cmCollection:Colección Eduardo León Jimenes de Artes Visuales

Máx Pou, Documentary Filmmaker and Photographer

Máximo José Pou Rodríguez was born on July 30, 1925, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and died in 2007. He was a documentary filmmaker and photographer, who started in this discipline in 1949, and developed an intense professional work in the field of portraiture, landscape and architectural photography.

He grew up in an environment related to photography, as his father, Julio Pou Primet (1862-1943), was also a photographer, and painter and sculptor, and considered one of the pioneers of photography in Dominican Republic.

In 1952, he took part in the inaugural program on national television, and in 1962 was appointed as general supervisor of the country's official broadcaster, and produces a cultural program consisting of adaptations of plays.

Begining in 1959, Pou produced a series of commissioned documentaries which helped to mark his career as a documentary filmmaker; such as the documentary "Vía Libre" (1962), a short film about the first free elections after t…

Max Pou: Alcázar de Colón

Title:Alcázar de ColónAuthor:Max PouYear:1956MediumPhotographySize:UnknownCollection:Centro León

La Fatiga Invocada by José Rafael Lantigua

La Fatiga Invocada by José Rafael Lantigua, is a collection of poems by the former Minister of Culture of the Dominican Republic.

His new contribution to national culture contains forty poems, a set of expressive alternatives assembled into visual and aesthetic frameworks to boost the poetic word from varying angles.

Lantigua uses several themes in his new book; such as memory, personal growth, love and dreams.

It is his fourth book of poetry, but the writer decided on a limited edition for distribution among his friends, readers of poetry and individuals.

Below you can view a sample reading by Lantigua.



Jose Rafael Lantigua is a native of Moca, the capital of the Espaillat province in the Dominican Republic.

He completed his primary and intermediate studies at the Juan Crisóstomo Estrella School and received his BA in Secondary Grammar school Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, both in his native city.

He moved to Santo Domingo in 1972, obtaining the degree of Science in Education, specializ…

Kurt Schnitzer, Conrado, testigo de toda una época

Versión en Español | English Version

Dentro de los Archivos General de la República Dominicana, se encuentra una colección de más de treinta y cinco mil fotografías en celulosa negativo - todas tomadas en sólo cuatro años, entre 1939 y 1943.

La colección, fue una donación hecha al AGN por su autor, Kurt Schnitzer, Conrado, un médico de origen Austriaco, que llegó a Santo Domingo el 11 de octubre 1938.



Schnitzer, un judío exiliado, nació en Viena en 1908. Emigró con su esposa a la República Dominicana para escapar de la persecución de los nazi.

Conrado obtuvo un doctorado en medicina en la Universidad de Viena, pero a su llegada a la República Dominicana, fue imposible para él, ejercer la profesión por la barrera del idioma - un evento que lo llevó a buscar la fotografía, entonces sólo una pasión, como una profesión.

Según cuentan, Conrado, acompañado siempre de su inseparable cámara, se presentaba en eventos de cualquier ámbito, sin invitación alguna. Se infiltraba en los actos y reun…

La Ciguapa by Francisco Javier Angulo Guridi

"La Ciguapa" es un cuento publicado en la Republica Dominicana en el 1866, por el autor dominicano Francisco Javier Angulo Guridi (1816-1884).

LA CIGUAPA Francisco Javier Angulo Guridi

Por más que se haya dicho y se siga diciendo que la civilización del siglo en que vivimos no ha excluido cosa alguna de su benéfica influencia, preciso es reconocer que algo le falta para el completo de su obra; puesto que la humanidad se mantiene fiel respecto de ciertos errores funestos que concurren a rebajar la importancia de nuestros mismos adelantos. Evidentemente, y con especialidad de cuarenta años a esta parte, la inteligencia ha hecho tanto como en los dos últimos siglos. Cierta de que consagrada a mejoramientos o reformas, que siempre han de conservar la originalidad de su carácter, sólo llegaría a conquistar una gloria a medias, cuando no postiza, se ha lanzado en el hermoso campo de las averiguaciones, donde ha sorprendido secretos importantes para las ciencias y las artes, y dond…

Conrado: Brugal Carta Blanca

Title:Brugal Rum AdvertismentDescription:A photograph by Conrado for a Brugal Rum advertisement, circa 1942.Author:ConradoYear:1942MediumPhotographySize:UnknownCollection:AGN / Conrado

Julia Alvarez: Driving the Seam of Hispaniola

I’ve never liked the idea of bucket-list travel. Why make another to-do list when faced with your own mortality?

But there is one trip I’ve wanted to make since so far back I can’t remember when I first became fascinated by the idea: traveling down the border that separates my home­land, the Dominican Republic, from its neighbor, Haiti, sharing the island of Hispaniola.
Read the full article at The New York Times.

Conrado: The Reader

Title:Dama concentrada en la lecturaAuthor:ConradoYear:1939 - 1940MediumPhotographySize:UnknownCollection:AGN / Conrado

Conrado: Lady looking at the Horizon

Title:Dama mira el HorizonteAuthor:ConradoYear:1942MediumPhotographySize:6x6 cmCollection:AGN / Conrado

Kurt Schnitzer, Conrado, Witness to an Era

English Version | Versión en Español

Tucked away in the General Archives of the Dominican Republic, is a collection of more than thirty five thousand photographs in cellulose negative — all taken in just four years, between 1939 and 1943.

The collection, was a donation made to AGN by the author, Kurt Schnitzer, Conrado, a doctor of Austrian descent, that arrived in Santo Domingo on October 11, 1938.



Schnitzer, a Jewish exile, was born in Viena in 1908. He emigrated with his wife to the Dominican Republic to escape Nazi persecution.

Conrado had earned a doctorate in medicine from the University of Vienna, but upon arrival in the Dominican Republic, it was impossible for him to practice the profession because of the language barrier — an event which lead him to seek photography, then only a passion, as a profession.

Some say that, Conrado, always accompanied by his trusty camera, would show up to events of any scope, even without invitation. He infiltrated events and meetings, photograp…

Mercado de San Francisco de Macorís - 1920

Title:Mercado de San Francisco de MacorísDescription:Old photograph from the central market in San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican RepublicAuthor:UnknownYear:1920sMediumPhotographSize:UnknownCollection:Archivo General de la Nación, Republica Dominicana