Cuba through the Eyes of Its Working Photographers
Wednesday, October 5
Cuba’s intense visual beauty provides a sharp contrast to its many cultural divides. Although billing itself as an egalitarian utopia, the country remains riven along racial as well as political and economic lines. Cuba’s photographers see and document these divides in work that is both visually stunning and intellectually and politically provocative. Despite its poverty, Cuba maintains a vibrant arts scene, and its photographers, like its painters and sculptors, are producing stunning and engaging work that is now being snapped up by museums and collectors from around the world.
Come experience this widely heralded work from an island country that for more than 50 years has been off limits to Americans. Images from photographers working today will be shown and commented upon by leading figures in today’s Cuban scene. This panel will be led by Alberto Magnan, a founding partner of the Magnan Metz Gallery in Chelsea, a Cuban American who since the late 1990s has traveled extensively to Cuba leading cultural exchanges between Americans and Cubans in the areas of food, music and visual arts.
Come explore Contemporary Cuban photography.
Image: c. Renee Pena. Courtesy of Magnan Metz