This book makes a significant contribution to the recent history of photography as it exposes a set of photographs that may well otherwise have gone unnoticed, due to the political and financial problems surrounding the taking of them. David Hay has the review
This new book has been produced by Lake Forest College to showcase a collection of the work of 50 Cuban photographers, collected from 2002 onwards by Madeleine P. Plonsker. The book brings together around 170 images from 1990 to the present day that she collected on visits to Cuba. The images were taken during the so-called ‘special period’ of hardship in Cuba after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
The book comprises an introductory essay by Plonsker about her travels to Cuba and how she met the photographers whose work she went on to collect. The main part of the book consists of fifty sets of images by the photographers, preceded by an artist’s statement and the collector’s comments on her meetings with the artist. At the end of the book there is a set of …
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