A reception will be held on Friday, March 23 in the Burrison Gallery from 4:30 to 7 p.m. for the current show featuring photographs of African Journeys. The Burrison Gallery is located in the University Club at Penn on the 2nd floor of The Inn at Penn. It is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Clemson Smith Muñiz, who was raised in Puerto Rico, is a 1979 graduate of Penn. He’s also the past president and a current board member of Penn’s Association of Latino Alumni. Mr. Smith Muñiz an internet entrepreneur and sports broadcaster who dabbles in poetry, creole cooking and wine. He loves photography, cycling and travel with a passion. Since 1997, he has made seven trips to Africa, most recently in 2017 to Tanzania and Kenya, pulled back by the continent’s enormous size and cultural diversity but also by its promise and pain.
He takes photographs to capture moments in the fleeting light and time. He is particularly drawn to animals. Encountering a mountain gorilla face to face in the bamboo forest and gazing into its eyes, he realizes that we humans are simply one of many creatures blessed to walk on this earth.
For the past 15 months, Mr. Smith Muñiz has been executive editor of La Vida Baseball (www.lavidabaseball.com), a digital platform produced in association with the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum that celebrates the past, present and future of Latino baseball. He’s also starting his 10th season as the Spanish-language play-by-play announcer for MLB Network and has been the radio voice of Los Jets en español for 18 years.