Large format photographs help define Cuba as seen through this photographer's lens over a four-year period. Eloquent essays accompany the images.
Library Journal - Library JournalAward-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.
- University of New Mexico Press
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