Wednesday December 13, 2017

Photography

El Cubano se Ofrece, 40 Years Later

This Saturday, January 18, the Cuban American Phototheque Foundation in Miami opens Iván Cañas: A Retrospective, a career survey of the noted photojournalist. Photography scholar Grethel Morell Otero and curator Abelardo Mena explore one of Cañas’s major projects: the long out-of-print photo book, El Cubano se Ofrece.

Exhibition Walk-Through: Marta María Pérez Bravo’s Esprits de corps

Last month’s Update column brought news of Marta María Pérez Bravo’s then-upcoming photography show at the Maison de l’Amérique latine in Paris. Now, here’s a walk-through of the exhibition.

Architecture and the City, Part 2: Cuban Photography and the Havana Cityscape

In the second part of her essay, photo historian Grethel Morell turns her gaze toward artists who’ve used elements of the urban landscape to pose broader questions about culture and society.

Contemporary Cuban Photography: Architecture and the City

Since the late 1980s, the urban landscape has loomed large in the visual imagination of the island’s photographers. In a detailed two-part essay, photo historian Grethel Morell explores both broader trends and the work of individual artists.

Photo-Based Art Experiments at Galería Habana

Curator Elvia Rosa Castro has selected 13 young and emerging Cuban artists for Tócate, the summer show at Galería Habana. Art school grads, students, self-taught artists—all were invited to submit work. The results are a snapshot of current trends among emerging artists on the island.
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