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Shifting tides : Cuban photography after the revolution
Wride, Tim B.
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Publication Information:
Los Angeles, Calif. : Los Angeles County Museum of Art ; London : Merrell Publishers, [2001]

Physical Description:
159 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
General Note:
"Published in conjunction with the exhibition ... organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art"--T.p. verso.

Exhibition held April 15-July 1, 2001, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, August 27-October 27, 2001, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, and March 3-May 26, 2002, Contemporary Center for Photography, Chicago.
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TR645.L72 L679 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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The first comprehensive survey of post-revolutionary Cuban photography.

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Library Journal Review

This compelling overview, which accompanies an exhibit from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), documents a vibrant and influential period in Cuban photography. Wride (associate curator of photography, LACMA) demonstrates how photography was critical to documenting and promoting the revolution and, most notably, how it has evolved over the intervening 40 years to a level of sophistication and complexity on a par with, and even exceeding, the best in contemporary work. Featuring 16 artists, the book encompasses the early heroic and idealized imagery of Alberto Diaz Gutierrez (Korda) and others, the proud documents of a nation and its people by artists such as Ivan Ca$as and Jos Alberto Figueroa, the iconic and historical allegories created by the likes of Marta Mar!a Prez Bravo and Jos Manuel Fors, and the intensely personal work of the current wave, including Pedro Abascal and Abigail Gonzalez. The sum is a radical and exciting compendium that is likely to incite interest from both photography and history readers. An affordable addition, this is highly recommended for large and mid-sized public and academic libraries. Debra Miller, Minneapolis (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.