ORAN (Algeria)- A Photo exhibition dedicated to the illustrious Spanish literary figure Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) opened Thursday, in Oran (432-km west of Algiers), as part of cultural exchanges between Algeria and Spain and the celebration of the fourth centenary of the writer's death.
Forty-five snapshots, signed by Jose Manuel Navia, are exhibited at this artistic event entitled "Miguel de Cervantes or the Desire to Live."
The event, to run until April 23, is being held at the exhibition room of Oran's city hall.
The role of such events in boosting Algerian-Spanish Cultural relations was stressed during the preview ceremony, held in the presence of the Mayor of Oran, Noureddine Boukhatem, and the director of the province's Cervantes Institute, Gonzalo Manglano de Garay.
The exhibition, to be held in Algiers from May 15 to June 15, sheds light on areas Miguel de Cervantes visited and roads he walked on, according to the organizers.
Photos of the cities of Algiers and Oran are among the pictures displayed, along with extracts of literary texts and quotations linking them to the books and the life of Miguel de Cervantes.