Ernesto Bazan: Bazan Cuba

6:30 pm on Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Contact Name:
Erin Yuskaitis
Ernesto Bazan will discuss his award-winning Bazan Cuba, a book of black-and-white photography set in Cuba, where he lived, taught, and raised a family for more than fourteen years during the Special Period. Cuba’s Special Period was marked by the withdrawal of Soviet support and its resulting severe hunger and economic deprivation. He will also discuss Al Campo, the sequel and counterpoint to Bazan Cuba, featuring searing yet intimate color photos grounded in the Cuban countryside, where he lived and shot among the farmers for five years. The resulting images resound with a singular, insider’s point of view and unprecedented access for a photographer in Cuba. Bazan’s work on the island has garnered him photography’s highest honor, the W. Eugene Smith Award, as well as a World Press award, a Guggenheim fellowship, and a grant from Mother Jones. 
After speaking, Bazan will show two multi-media presentations directed by Juan de la Cruz based on his books. Both Bazan Cuba (Spanish version) and Al Campo (English version) will be available for purchase during online registration or at the lecture. We will also have limited copies for sale of the English version of Bazan Cuba, which became a collector’s item over a year ago. Very few copies remain for sale, so purchase yours today! Bazan will sign books after his talk.