Anytime one looks at old photographs in museums, one may be struck by the rich quality of those photographs. The reason? Those photographs were captured on film or analog photography. Today many photographs are taken with a mobile device or digital camera.

Hear more about the different techniques of photography during the Sunday Speaker Series Online, “Lower Rio Grande Valley Historic Architecture on Still Film,” featuring Pino Shah at 2 p.m. Dec. 6 on the Museum of South Texas History’s Facebook Live.

As part of the Architecture of The Lower Rio Grande Valley Photography Project (ALRGVPP), Shah has started photographing key structures across the Valley on film. Shah, also known online as @ArtByPino, is an architecture, world heritage and portraits-on-film photographer based in McAllen, Texas, and Ahmedabad, India.

In 2019, Shah started the Film Photography Revival Project in the Lower Rio Grande Valley to re-introduce 35mm and 120 Medium Format Film Photography.

Shah considers himself blessed to have published seven photography books since June of 2016. He has published “Architecture of the Lower Rio Grande Valley: An Introduction,” “Brownsville Architecture: A Visual History,” “Galveston Architecture: A Visual Journey,” “McAllen Architecture: A Visual Journey,” “Quinta Mazatlan: A Visual Journey,” and “Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque” and, “Ahmedabad: Glimpses of India’s First World Heritage City.” All of his books are available to download for free through Google Play by searching for “Pino Shah.” For more information on his work, visit

The presentation will broadcast at Guests are encouraged to interact panelists with questions and comments posted on the live chat. The presentation will also be recorded and posted for public access on the museum’s website at

This program is made possible by the generous support from the Carmen C. Guerra Endowment. Mrs. Guerra was committed to educational causes in the Rio Grande Valley. This named endowment was created by her family to honor her memory and to continue providing educational opportunities for the community.

About Museum of South Texas History
The Museum of South Texas History is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. It is located downtown Edinburg at 200 North Closner Boulevard on the Hidalgo County Courthouse square. Founded in 1967 as the Hidalgo County Historical Museum in the 1910 Hidalgo County Jail, the museum has grown over the decades through a series of expansions to occupy a full city block. In 2003, following the completion of a 22,500 square foot expansion, the museum was renamed the Museum of South Texas History to better reflect its regional scope. Today, the museum preserves and presents the borderland heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico through its permanent collection and the Margaret H. McAllen Memorial Archives and exhibits spanning prehistory through the 20th century. For more information about MOSTHistory, including becoming a FRIEND, visit, like us on Facebook and Instagram, follow on Twitter, find on YouTube or call +1-956-383-6911.