"Cuba In Revolution" at International Center of PhotographyJuxtapoz // Monday, 15 Nov 2010
The Cuban Revolution occurred in 1959, and we all know how our relations with the island nation have evolved since. Thankfully, there are groups of Americans fascinated by both the revolution and the major figures involved during the Cold War, and curators have collected works to establish major shows. Recently at the International Center of Photography in New York City, "Cuba In Revolution" opened to great reviews and intrigue.
"Cuba In Revolution" traces the movement from the rebels moving into Havana on January 1, 1959, to the Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961 through the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962. Again, thankfully the Cuban government used photography to record the revolutionary movement in Cuba, allowing us, years later, to see the intimate moments of those years.
From the show's site, "The show features work from over thirty photographers, including important images of pre-Revolutionary Cuba in the 1950s by Constantino Arias as well as classic images by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Raúl Corrales, and Burt Glinn, among others."
Check the pictures below, and if you are in the NYC area, this is definitely a show to see. Read this NY Times review to prepare.
Cuba In Revolution
Through January 9, 2011
International Center of Photography
New York, New York