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A Photographic Journey across the Camino Real

Christopher Talbot, professor of photography at Stephen F. Austin State University, travels the historic Spanish trail, documents the journey in pictures.

 
 

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A Photographic Journey across the Camino Real

July 21, 2017 - September 24, 2017

The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures has placed 25 new images on display, documenting a trip along the Camino Real de los Tejas.

The Camino Real was a route from Northern Mexico, through San Antonio and Central Texas, and heading northeast into Louisiana. The network of roads, often based on American Indian footpaths, connected Spanish missions and presidios. Traffic and expeditions along the trail guarded against any French claims to Spanish territories. The Camino Real was the main artery for land transit in the colonial era, moving people, cultures and commerce along the Spanish frontier.

Christopher Talbot, professor of photography at Stephen F. Austin State University, carried out the project in 2010, documenting a variety of parks, missions, forts, historic markers and privately owned lands along the trail. The show continues to travel the state with the support of El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association.
 

 

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