Thursday May 24, 2018


Hidden Havana City: Turning a Fresh Eye on the Familiar

Through the eye of Havana photographer Yunior Yanes, the structure of the city is converted into rhythms, lights and geometries that reveal the underlying charm trapped within in the everyday. Janet Batet looks at the artist's current show in Miami.

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.
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