George Eastman House-International Museum of Photography and Film

In October, 2011, Christopher Kleihege presented his photographs of Caral at George Eastman House, the world’s preeminent museum of photography. He then discussed the unique challenges he faced photographing Caral, touching on his responsibility to accurately document the work completed by Dra. Ruth Shady, to reflect the beauty of the site itself, and to highlight how Caral relates to us today. info

The Embassy of Peru in Washington D. C.

In October, 2010, the Gallery of the Embassy of Peru opened a photography exhibition of Caral. Dr. Abelardo Sandoval, Executive Director of American Archaeology at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, presented a lecture highlighting the newly understood importance of Caral. He emphasized the challenges the work of Dra. Ruth Shady presents to previous understandings about man’s development in South America. Photographer Christopher Kleihege then presented his photographs and spoke of the unique challenges to photographing a site like Caral. info

Archaeological Institute of America

In September, 2009, Richard Burger, Professor of Anthropology at Yale University, shared the discoveries that have been uncovered by Dr. Ruth Shady and her team at Caral. From Caral to Cardal: Adventures in Early Peruvian Civilization was presented to members of the Archaeological Institute of America at the Penn Club, New York, New York USA. Photographs of the site by Christopher Kleihege were also on display.  info

Museo Oro del Peru

In July 2009, a reception honoring Dr. Ruth Shady and her team of archeologists for bringing the Caral civilization to light was held at the Museo Oro del Peru, Larcomar. Miraflores, Lima, Peru. Newly discovered artifacts as well as photographs by American Christopher Kleihege were included in the exhibition. info

UNESCO’s World Heritage List

Caral-Supe, Peru, was added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List in June 2009. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. info

The University of San Martin de Porres and PEACS

A travelling exhibition, “The Caral-Supe Civilization: 5000 years of Cultural Identity in Peru”, was co-organized in October 2008 by the University of San Martin de Porres and PEACS to celebrate the discovery of this significant archeological find. The exhibition also included photographs from Caral: The First Civilization in the Americas by American photographer Christopher Kleihege. info

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