Since 2005 Caracol has used photography as a tool to allow children and young people to explore their creativity, identity, cultural heritage and community. By combining words and pictures participants reveal their unique point of view. Two of their exhibitions are outlined below.
Living on the Borderline
This exhibition by Caracol members from Arenal village has been shown in Belize, Guatemala, England and Scotland. In September 2007 it formed part of London's Thames Festival at the Bargehouse Gallery, OXO Tower Wharf attracting 2,000 visitors in four days. In August 2010, at the invitation of the Mexican Cultural Institute, Belize, this work formed part of the Beyond Borders collective exhibition in Chetumal, Mexico and in Belize City.
The Cashew Story
The exhibition by Caracol members from Crooked Tree village documents the traditional processing of the cashew seed, a major source of income for many families in this lagoon community. The work is trilingual (English, Kriol and Spanish) and shares every stage of the process from the tree to the festival and has been shown in Belize and England.