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Visualizing Geography – Conversations about Geography and the Arts  
Visualizing Geography, a conversation with Ignacio Leonidas

Tuesday, November 28, 2023
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM 
1022 HN (Hybrid)

In the context of the Geography Awareness Week, hosted by the Hunter College Geography and Environmental Science Department, join a conversation about how geography and documentary photography can intertwine to raise awareness and transform our reality.  

Argentinian photographer and filmmaker Ignacio Leonidas will present his short movie Twakana Yagán as well as his photographic work with the Yaghan. The Yagan Paiakola Indigenous Community are the descents of the first people who have inhabited Tierra del Fuego, the southernmost island of the Americas, for more than 8000 years.  

About the artist: Born in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. He was the Coordinator of the Audiovisual Development Department of Tierra del Fuego. As a photographer, intercultural manager and filmmaker currently based in New York, Ignacio Leonidas has been working for the past ten years on projects related to the cultural footprint of the indigenous communities of Tierra del Fuego. He has sought to uncover the many complexities of Fuegian identity through images that offer insights into the layering of traditional and modern life. He is currently working on a long term collaborative project with Waia Films, a production company based in Ushuaia.   

More about Ignacio Leonidas’ work: 

This event will take place in-person in room 1022 HN with a Zoom option.
Light refreshments will be served.
Download flyer here.

For questions, email event organizer Coline Chevrin at