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Shifting Tides. Cuban Photography after the Revolution

Shifting Tides. Cuban Photography after the Revolution

Building on a rich photographic tradition, photography in post-revolutionary Cuba has been a thriving means of artistic expression.  Based on a major exhibition at the LACMA, Shifting Tides highlights the art of three generations of Cuban photographers who have captured through their images a legacy of a country and its people.

 Shifting Tides explores the vitality of Cuban photographic traditions since Fidel Castro´s overthrow of the Batista regime in 1959. Heroic photographs of an impassioned Fidel or a noble Che Guevara gazing into a glorious revolutionary future are among the most familiar images propagated by the new government. Beginning with these iconic images, Shifting Tides charts the evolution of Cuban photography, from images of the 1960s and 1970s that celebrate the common man, through the experimental reclamations of personal history realized in the 1980s and 1990s, to the intensely individualized conceptual investigations of the present.


Director of Publication

Garrett White


Merrell Publishers, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2001


Stephanie Emerson, Garrett White


Tim B. Wride, Cristina Vives


Wim Wenders


Garrett White

Pages: 160

ISBN: 1-85894-134-2

Language: English, Spanish