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In the Flowers Fair , take yourself a Poncherazo!

In the Flowers Fair , take yourself a Poncherazo!

The Poncherazo is popularly known as the experience of taking a photo in the era of grandparents, when there were no digital cameras or smartphones.

The photographer of the Poncherazo was a popular character who, between 1900 and 1970, took economic and fast photographs in the towns of our region. At that time taking a picture was very different, because the photographic process had many and very complicated steps.

Capturing images took time and was so expensive, that photographers in the big studios took 15 days to deliver the portrait and charged for it the equivalent of what a good cell phone costs today.

The Poncherazo is a room of the Víztaz Museum, whose purpose is to keep this art and traditional craft of Medellín and Antioquia alive.

You can live the experience that grandparents had 80 years ago when they took their first picture. At the house of El Poncherazo you will be photographed with the same camera, technique and materials from that time and in ten minutes you will travel to the past, learn about the classic black and white development process and bring home an unforgettable memory: your punch on photo paper to last you your whole life.

Where?

At the Pueblito Paisa, one of the main tourist attractions of Medellín. Ask about the house of The Poncherazo!.

When?

During the 365 days of the year, from 7 in the morning to 11 at night, you can get to know the punch chamber, the implements that were used in this type of photography and read about its history.

If you want to take a punch, check the dates of service in www.elponcherazo.com