Photos by Dominican music star Roger Zayas go on display


Roger Zayas, a member of the popular musical group 440, inaugurated here Thursday an exhibit of 25 photos he took in a dozen countries while touring with the multi-award-winning band.

The exhibit, open through Nov. 30, is part of the eighth edition of the Photoimagen festival in Santo Domingo, which this year features Spain as special guest.

Named for the 440 hit "La Travesia," the exhibit includes black-and-white images of cities such as Amsterdam, Madrid, Paris, New York, Shanghai and Hannover, Germany, Zayas told EFE.

This is the third individual show for Zayas, who got into professional photography 13 years ago after receiving a camera as a gift from 440 leader Juan Luis Guerra.

"Each image has a different theme," Zayas said, recounting that when he became a photographer, he set out to create When he started with the project, the "goal was to take photos "that could be in presented in an exhibit and which had some meaning."

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