The Light in Cuban Eyes

The Light in Cuban Eyes

Lake Forest College's Madeleine P. Plonsker Collection of Contemporary Cuban Photography : Highlighting the Work of 50 Photographers Who Have Been Working in the Special Period, Since the Soviets Left Cuba

Book - 2014
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In 2002, art collector and philanthropist Madeleine P. Plonsker began traveling to Cuba to uncover Havana's thriving art scene. The Light in Cuban Eyes : Lake Forest College's Madeleine P. Plon­sker Collection of Contemporary Cuban Photography focuses on Cuban photography between 1992 and 2012. These years cover Cuba's "Special Period," a desperate time resulting from the with­drawal of financial support from the former Soviet Union that continues to present day.

The fifty artists represented in this bilingual book--includ­ing Juan Carlos Alom, Adrián Fernández Milanés, Marta María Pérez Bravo, Cirenaica Moreira, and Glenda León--shoot their worlds in styles ranging from fabulist to gritty. This is world-class work, yet the artists are often known only to the small population of collectors fortunate enough to have traveled to this tightly re­stricted country, or through art world reputations that have only recently started to expand beyond the island.

Publisher: Lake Forest, IL : Lake Forest College Press, 2014
ISBN: 9781941423905
Branch Call Number: 709.7291 Light 2014
Characteristics: 8, 285 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm


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