- As tourists rediscover Cuba's myriad charms, this book is a timely addition to any traveller's library
- A unique opportunity to discover images of Cuba taken over fifty years apart by a photographic master
- From intimate portraits to sweeping landscapes, this volume presents a vast picture of the island nation
In 1964, while on assignment for Newsweek magazine, photojournalist Elliott Erwitt spent a week in Cuba as a guest of Fidel Castro. There, he captured now-iconic photographs of the beloved Cuban president along with the revolutionary leader Che Guevara. Over 50 years later, coinciding with restored diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States, Erwitt returned to document both its urban and rural landscapes, and -most prominently- the people of this fascinating nation.
Presented in a book for the very first time, Erwitt’s captivating black-and-white photographs offer an intimate look into this intriguing Caribbean island. From candid glimpses of Fidel Castro to Havana’s breathtaking architectural details and scenes of rural life, Cuba reflects an in-depth visual exploration that unveils the heart and soul of the country. Complete with anecdotal recollections penned by Erwitt himself (for example, the time when Che Guevara offered him a box of cigars) and a compelling foreword written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., this stunning tome isn’t a mere chronicling of Cuba’s people and places — it’s a historical record of a nation in flux as it opens up to the rest of the world.
Text in English, German, and French.
- teNeues Books
- 7th May 2021
- World excluding Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands
- 320 mm x 250 mm
- 224 Pages
- 129 b&w