Mary J. Andrade
1376 N. 4th Street
San Jose, CA. 95121
U. S. A.
Dear Mary J.
I will start with my apologies for not writing you before. The exposition of photographs “A TRAVES DE LOS OJOS DEL ALMA, DIA DE MUERTOS EN MEXICO,” came to close on December 22. With all the things to do with the packing, bringing it to Santiago, and then the Hollidays bru-ha-ha, I kept postponing a letter to you.
Inside the photographs package, I included a copy of the comments that people wrote in the book we keep for the different shows, and sometimes are interesting for the artist, in their absence, to have a feeling about the people that visited the show.
In this envelope, you will also find all the press clippings that I could my hands on. Also, you will find some pictures (never as good as yours) showing the lay-out of the gallery and the way the photos were hung.
The opening was a big success: many photographers, painters, “socialites” and other birds…
We had a good amount of people visiting during the time the expo was open. A few schools sent their pupils to look around.
It was fun working with you and showing your beautiful photographs. Sonia Muri1lo—Martin mentioned to me that you are preparing a collection about the San Francisco area. We will be very interested in showing those at our institute in Valparaiso, whenever you have them ready.
Many thanks for letting us show those dramatic pictures about such an interesting topic on Mexico.
Let me know about you, until then, I send all my best, hoping you will have a very good and prosperous year 1999.
Andrew B. Richard