Inside Cuba - A Visual Introduction

Inside Cuba - A Visual Introduction

by Chris Messner

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Cuba occupies a place of undisputed fascination in the American psyche. Despite its proximity to America, this island nation remains a mystery to most Americans. Few Americans have traveled to Havana, and still fewer have traveled deeper into this isolated country.

Chris Messner, a Fine Art Photographer, was drawn to Cuba, by his artistic curiosity. He covered thousands of miles on the island's back roads photographing out of the way places. He saw Cuba as it exists today and captured images of a land full of color, beauty and the raw environment where people weather hardships with generosity, resourcefulness and dignity.

Messner's photographs of people, architecture, old cars, and sites of historical significance provide an engaging window on this enigmatic country. After writing his first nonfiction book about these adventures in "Cuba Open from the Inside," Messner now is releasing a series of photo essay books detailing his many encounters with this island nation. With an unbiased visual perspective, he documents Cuba as it exists today, a cultural time capsule country, before it opens and much of it changes and becomes folkloric.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157566661
Publisher: Chris Messner
Publication date: 03/29/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 142,906
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

From early in his life, fine art photographer Chris Messner has had a strong visual relationship with the world around him.

His artistic curiosity led him to Cuba, an unlikely destination, where he has traveled extensively. He was struck by the raw reality of Cuba, and its unique beauty was an unexpected surprise. Looking through his camera lens with a human eye rather than a political one, Messner found Cuba to be different from what he originally expected. Messner encountered centuries of Cuban history, its artistic culture, unpretentious people, and the daunting grandeur of the human environment on full display. These multi-faceted elements presented him with a visual experience that he found artistically stimulating and inspired him to capture the grace and mystery of the Cuban nation in a lengthy and detailed narrative nonfiction book about these adventurous travels in "Cuba Open from the Inside -travels in the forbidden land" and a series of photo-essay books:

-Inside Cuba Artistic Confessions
-Inside Cuba Historical Evolution
-Inside Cuba Past-Forward
-Inside Cuba Unintended Journey

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