“Underground of Enchantment” is a 3D photo exhibit featuring the beautiful magic & microbial secrets of one of the most interesting caves in the world - Lechuguilla Cave in southeastern New Mexico.
Lechuguilla Cave is the deepest limestone cave (1597.4 ft/486.9m) in the USA & fifth longest cave in the world (128miles/206km). The cave holds a spectacular but fragile ecosystem which was cut off from the surface until 1986. To protect this system, entry into Lechuguilla is restricted to exploration & science.
The exhibit will feature 3D photography & image presentations by David De Roest, Michel Renda, Daniel Chailloux, Peter & Ann Bosted all remarkable photographers & outstanding cavers from Belgium, France & the United States.
Gosia Allison-Kosior, originally from Poland but in love with the surface & underground of the Land of Enchantment since 1995, is curating this important look at one of New Mexico’s best kept secrets.
Their feeling of being privileged & a need to share with others the experience of Lechuguilla Cave’s charm connected David, Ann, Peter, Daniel & Gosia. This was the moment when a dream about the exhibit was born!
“Underground of Enchantment” can be viewed from May 7th, 2011 throughout the summer at the Carlsbad Museum & Art Center. After August 2011 “Underground of Enchantment” will travel around New Mexico, Colorado & West Texas for 10 months. Then Carlsbad Caverns National Park will host it in the summer of 2012 at the Visitor Center.