Thursday December 14, 2017


Look at the Camera: 5 Emerging Cuban Photographers

Art historian Yenny Hernández Valdés surveys the work of Arien Chang, Alfredo Sarabia, Jr., Jorge Otero, Rodney Batista, and Yanahara Mauri, five young photographic artists who respond to Cuba's strong documentary tradition, filtered through their own distinctive sensibilities.

City of Columns: Reinterpreting Alejo Carpentier

In 1982, the Cuban edition of La Ciudad de las Columnas paired Alejo Carpentier’s 1963 essay with images by a young, emerging photographer, Ramón Martínez (Grandal). Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Noviembre Fotográfico, Havana’s monthlong focus on photography, we present a selection of Grandal’s images with an essay by curator Abelardo Mena.

Raúl Cañibano Ercilla: On Havana, the Cuban Countryside, and Documentary Photography

Raúl Cañibano is one of the most acclaimed documentary photographers working in Cuba today. In a Cuban Art News interview, Cañibano talks with curator and critic Yanelys Nuñez Leyva about his approach to photography, the themes he explores in his work, and the challenges of being a professional photographer in Cuba today.

Photo Walk-Through: Rogelio López Marín,“Gory”: Notes for a Retrospective (1975–2015)

As the exhibition nears the end of its run at Miami’s Aluna Art Foundation, co-curator Willy Castellanos takes us through the art and innovation of the artist Rogelio López Marín, better known as Gory.

Photo Essay - Enrique de la Uz: Millonarios

At the Galería Villa Manuela in Havana, Enrique de la Uz: Millonarios documents an event of great significance in the history of the Revolution but little known outside the island: the Zafra de 10 Millones, the unsuccessful campaign to harvest 10 million tons of sugar during the 1970 season. Curator Claudia Taboada re-examines the “epic photography” of the Revolution from a contemporary perspective.
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