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Cuban Trove of Photographs on Display in New York

¡Cuba, Cuba! 65 Years of Photography

A rare treasure of photographs and posters depicting the history of Cuba along with contemporary images are on display this summer from August 15 to September 7 at the Southampton Arts Center and the collaboration with the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York City, according to ICP website.

ICP is proud to present ¡Cuba, Cuba! at the Southampton Arts Center. This momentous exhibition includes more than 100 color and black-and-white photographs made from the 1950s to the present. ¡Cuba, Cuba! features work by over 20 Cuban photographers including icons Alberto Korda, Raúl Corrales, and Marucha (María Eugenia Haya), and American masters such as Hamptonites Burt Glinn and Elliott Erwitt.

From the decadent Havana nightlife of the 1950s to the 1959 Revolution and its iconic leaders, to everyday life in contemporary Cuba, this exhibition provides a versatile portrait of the country, depicting the richness of Cuban culture, the strength of its people, and the complexity of its political history.

As diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States are being restored, ¡Cuba, Cuba! offers a unique view into the island Christopher Columbus described as "the most beautiful land that human eyes have ever seen."

The vintage and contemporary works are drawn mainly from ICP's collection, the archive of the Center for Cuban Studies, the Lehigh University Art Galleries, and Vicki Gold Levi’s Cuban collections, and include never-before-seen images and a unique collection of historic artifacts, political posters, and publications.

This exhibition is organized by the International Center of Photography, in collaboration with the Southampton Arts Center and the Center for Cuban Studies collection, New York. It is made possible with support from Renee Harbers Liddell and Christopher Liddell. It is curated by Cuban art historian and professor Iliana Cepero and ICP Curator Pauline Vermare.

Edited by Ivan Martínez
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