Cuba: Picturing Change

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Large format photographs help define Cuba as seen through this photographer's lens over a four-year period. Eloquent essays accompany the images.
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Overview

Large format photographs help define Cuba as seen through this photographer's lens over a four-year period. Eloquent essays accompany the images.
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Library Journal
Award-winning photographer Ledbetter, who spent four years capturing the people of Cuba in their everyday life, here portrays the essence of the average Cuban at a time of change. Ledbetter uses a rich array of tonal grays and blacks to create an engaging mood, and the texture and detail of the photographs, as well as the dramatic framing or camera angles, give personality to otherwise ordinary scenes in streets, alleyways, barbershops, and homes. There are no pictures of tourist sites here. The photographic images are presented alongside essays, in both Spanish and English, by P rez and Fornet, both authors of books on Cuba's history and customs. The essays not only expound upon the photographic images but elaborate on the historical, cultural, political, and economic conditions, showing how the lives of ordinary citizens have been marked by the revolution, the Soviet influence, and the embargo. This well-written, attractive coffee-table book is recommended for larger public libraries.-Karen MacMurray, Cape Coral P.L., FL Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826329233
  • Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 1,173,988
  • Product dimensions: 11.30 (w) x 12.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

E. Wright Ledbetter is an award-winning photographer who lives and works in Rome, Georgia.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
E. Wright Ledbetter
Introducción
Translated by Achy Obejas
From This Side of the Malecón: A Personal Perspective
Translated by Achy Obejas
Desde Este Lado del Malecón: Un Punto de Vista Personal
Ambrosio Fornet
Between Transition and Transformation: Fin de Siècle Cuba
Louis A. Pérez Jr.
Entre la Transición y la Transformación : Fin de Siècle Cuba
Translated by Cecilia Bermúdez García
Photographs
Index of Photographs
Contributor
Acknowledgments
Special Recognition
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