January 05, 2017This 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.
November 01, 2016In 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.
February 02, 2016Raúl 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.