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Poncherazo en el Pueblito Paisa

Home of El Poncherazo

You can find us at Pueblito Paisa, one of Medellín’s main tourist attractions, where you can visit us 360 days of the year from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM to get to know the camera and its history. If you are interested in having your poncherazo taken, we are usually available on WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS.
See you there!

What is El Poncherazo?

El Poncherazo, fotoagüita, or minute camera is a staging where a photographer shows spectators the camera and the old photographic process. During this activity people have the opportunity to experience first-hand what it was like to have a photograph taken during the middle of the 20th century. They will hold absolutely still for a few minutes in front of a wooden camera; they will get to know how to develop a photographic negative and a positive print; they will watch their poncherazo or fotoagüita appear as it swims in the classic pewter bowl, just like their grandparents witnessed it many decades ago in marketplaces, bazaars, small town festivals, and fairs.

El Poncherazo is one of Víztaz Museum’s itinerant galleries taking this didactic, interactive, historical and, above all, fun spectacle, to the people, with the idea of showing and preserving the old customs and technologies that contributed to forge what we are today.

Poncherazo Fotoagüita Cámara minutera Lambe-lambe Cámara de cajón Fotógrafo de pajarito
Fotógrafo de plaza Fotógrafo de calle Fotógrafo de manga Cámara de parque
Retratos al estilo antiguo Fotos como las de antes Máquina de solemnizar