Wednesday December 13, 2017

Fotografía

November = Photography in Havana

It’s not every city that turns itself over to photography on an annual basis, but Havana has been hosting Noviembre Fotográfico for more than a decade. As the month draws to a close, Lidia Hernández Tapía looks at some of the notable exhibitions and events.

Cuba Is: An "Uncomfortable" Show

Among the 70+ exhibitions about Latin America scheduled for “Pacific Time: LA/LA,” one of the most interesting—and potentially controversial—is Cuba Is, opening September 9 at the Annenberg Space for Photography. Curator Iliana Cepero talks about the show and its unflinching take on contemporary Cuban realities. "It's not the Cuba that appears in the tourist brochures,” she says.

Uncovering a Hidden History, Part 2 – Women Photographers in Cuba

In photography, the new era found an ideal tool for transmitting its aesthetic and political values. With that in mind, it is surprising to find, in the second half of the century, a comparatively small number of women photographers. Here, Aldeide Delgado continues the history of women photographers in Cuba.

Uncovering a Hidden History – Women Photographers in Cuba

In 1899, the Cuban Census reported seven women photographers in the entire country. But within a few years, their numbers started to grow. Here, Aldeide Delgado uncovers their hidden history in the first half of the 20th century.

Lezama by Cañas: A Master at Leisure

This fall, Cuban writer Leonardo Padura marked the half-century since the 1966 publication of Paradiso, the controversial novel by poet José Lezama Lima. As a tribute to Lezama and his extensive oeuvre, curator and critic Silvia Llanes reflects on the encounter, in the Havana of 1969, between the poet and a young photographer, Iván Cañas Boix.
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