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Photographer Guillermo Rivas is featured speaker at Menlo Park Library on July 13

by Roberta Roth on July 10, 2013

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Author and photographer Guillermo Rivas presents his beautiful photos of Peru and discusses his unique perspective on photography in a program titled My Homeland in Colors or The Photography as a Passion on July 13 at 11:00 am at the Menlo Park Library.  Rivas’ book, Mi Patria A Colores, My Country of Colors, is a stunning bilingual volume which is dedicated to the geographical, spiritual, and visual wonders of Peru, his native country. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing after the program.

Guillermo Rivas has held prestigious positions such as a company executive for Television Nacional del Peru, professor at the Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria, Centro Cultural of La Catolica, and Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola. He currently lives in Menlo Park and volunteers at the Cantor Arts Center and Bing Concert  Hall on the Stanford University campus.

When asked if he believed himself to be rebellious within the world of photography, Rivas responds: “Let’s say yes, because I am not limited to taking pictures, but rather, I live them, I comment on them, and I try to find in my photos the things that to other people would pass by unnoticed.”

Rivas has exhibited his photography world-wide in such cities as Chicago, Beijing, and Sidney.  During the month of July, his photography will be on display in the Menlo Park Library foyer, 800 Alma Street.

This free event is made possible by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.  Free wheelchair accessible van service is available for Menlo Park area seniors and people with disabilities.  Call 330-2512 for van reservations.

For event details, call Roberta Roth, at 650-330-2512 or e-mail Roberta at rlroth@menlopark.org.

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