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Int’l Club to see Bolivia-Through the Lenses of a Professional Photographer
Thursday, March 1, 2012 • Posted February 29, 2012 • Updated February 29, 2012 6:48 PM

Recognized and award winning photographer Rama Tiru will present Bolivia in all of its magnificent color to Horseshoe Bay residents at the International Club’s 12:30 pot luck luncheon at Quail Point Lodge March 11th.

Rama Tiru’s work has established her as a photographer and artist on 3 continents . In the US she has exhibited in New York, Austin, Houston, Dallas and her works are on display at The Austin Asian American Chamber of Commerce, Interior Design Gallery and as a part of other permanent collections. She shares her expertise and knowledge as an Associate Professor of Photography at ACC.

Tiru was quoted as saying: “, Bolivia was just another South American country, until, I learned more from my husband’s excellent research. . Wow, the hardship was well worth seeing so many places of interest.”

Bolivia is a landlocked country in central South America., bordered by Brazil, , Paraguay , Argentina, Chile and Peru. .Prior to European colonization, it was a part of the Inca Empire –. The Spanish conquered the region in the 16th century.. After declaring independence in 1809, sixteen years of war followed before the August 1825 establishment of the Republic, named for Simón Bolívar.

Its geography is varied from the peaks of the Andes to lowlands, within the Amazon Basin. It is a developing country, with medium human lifestyle and a poverty level of 53%.] Its main economic activities include agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining, and manufactured goods such as textiles, clothing, refined metals, and petroleum.. The Bolivian population, estimated at 10 million, is multiethnic, and, the main language is Spanish,. The large number of different cultures within Bolivia has contributed greatly to a wide diversity in fields such as art, cuisine, literature, and music.

Reservations are required no later than March 5th and may be made by contacting Lourdes Langston at 598-1322, Jennifer Keys at 596-0409 or Valerie Walker at 598-6047.

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