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"Gente de Sogamoso" is a cultural agenda item created by Fundacion Montecito, inspired by the project "Humans of New York" photo project. Fundacion Montecito plans to create their own photo journal project, complete with profiles of citizens around the town of Sogamoso and surrounding areas.

The main purpose or goal of this project is to offer a glimpse into the diversity of people in Sogamoso, as well as some of the landmarks and the popular places to visit in the city. Subjects for the project will be chosen based on their location, relationship to the city and country, as well as personal ties to the NGO.

Their photo will be taken in a natural setting, highlighting their unique lifestyle, combined with an article written about their "story" or their life. The material for the stories or anecdotes will be gathered through an interview style questionnaire.

These profiles will be posted on the Fundacion Montecito Facebook page in an album, as well as on the Visit Sugamuxi cultural blog.

If you would like to nominate somebody to be showcased in the photo project, please email:


"Gente de Sogamoso" es un ítem de la agenda cultural creado por la Fundación Montecito, inspirado en el proyecto fotográfico "Humanos de Nueva York" (Humans of New York). La Fundación Montecito planea crear su propio proyecto de publicación fotográfica, con perfiles de ciudadanos de la ciudad de Sogamoso y las áreas circundantes.

El propósito principal o el objetivo de este proyecto es ofrecer una visión de la diversidad de personas en Sogamoso, así como algunos de los puntos de referencia y los lugares populares para visitar en la ciudad. Los temas para el proyecto se elegirán en función de su ubicación, la relación con la ciudad y el país, así como los vínculos personales con la ONG.

Su foto se tomará en un entorno natural, destacando su estilo de vida único, combinado con un artículo escrito sobre su "historia" o su vida. El material para las historias o anécdotas se recopilará a través de un cuestionario en estilo de entrevista.

Estos perfiles se publicarán en la página de Facebook de la Fundación Montecito en un álbum, así como en el blog cultural Visit Sugamuxi.

Si desea nominar a alguien para que se muestre en el proyecto fotográfico, envíe un correo electrónico a:

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