Posted January 31, 2011
Starting Feb. 7 and continuing the entire month, the Transition Gallery at Idaho State University Pond Student Union will feature the photography exhibit "Majesty of Peru."
The gallery will feature more than 70 full-print images of the people, the land, the history and the culture of the Andean Civilization as could only be captured during a humanitarian relief mission to the greater Cuzco area.
Presented in the gallery will be photos of village life, typical Peruvian dress, the floating city of Lake Titicaca, and the Sacred Valley and the Incan ruins of Oyantatambo. The images were captured during the 2010 Idaho Condor medical and dental relief mission to Peru.
Idaho Condor is a non-profit humanitarian organization founded in Pocatello and staffed by local surgeons, dental professionals, physicians, and research professors at Idaho State University. While a local organization, Idaho Condor draws medical professionals from around the country to participate in its annual relief mission. Idaho Condor is also affiliated with the ISU student humanitarian organization that bears the same name. Last year more than 36 ISU pre-professional students joined the expedition.
As a result of the local and national effort, more than 3,000 previously unserved Peruvians received essential health care during last year’s mission. In addition, several field studies in nutrition were initiated, and plans for a community greenhouse in the Andean village of Kachyarakay were arranged.
Unlike many humanitarian organizations, Idaho Condor has no paid administrators. All services, equipment, materials and medications are funded through the generous donations of companies and individuals mostly in southeastern Idaho.
This year's expedition in the Lima and the greater Cuzco area will take place March 19-29. More information can be found at idahocondor.org.