Elliott Erwitt: Cuba

Elliott Erwitt: Cuba


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 fifty 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.

Elliott Erwitt
Cuba

Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: teNeues (August 15, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-3961710393

Order: teneues-books.com

© CUBA by Elliott Erwitt, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com, Santa Amalia senior dancers at William's place, Havana, 2015, Photo © 2017 Elliott Erwitt/Magnum Photos. All rights reserved.

© CUBA by Elliott Erwitt, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com, Santa Amalia senior dancers at William’s place, Havana, 2015, Photo © 2017 Elliott Erwitt/Magnum Photos. All rights reserved.

© CUBA by Elliott Erwitt, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com, Hoarding, Jatibonico, Sancti Spiritus, 2016, Photo © 2017 Elliott Erwitt/Magnum Photos. All rights reserved.

© CUBA by Elliott Erwitt, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com, Hoarding, Jatibonico, Sancti Spiritus, 2016, Photo © 2017 Elliott Erwitt/Magnum Photos. All rights reserved.

© CUBA by Elliott Erwitt, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com, Che Guevara, Havana, 1964, Photo © 2017 Elliott Erwitt/Magnum Photos. All rights reserved.

© CUBA by Elliott Erwitt, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com, Che Guevara, Havana, 1964, Photo © 2017 Elliott Erwitt/Magnum Photos. All rights reserved.

© CUBA by Elliott Erwitt, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com, Peasant family, Viñales, Pinar del Río, 2015, Photo © 2017 Elliott Erwitt/Magnum Photos. All rights reserved.

© CUBA by Elliott Erwitt, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com, Peasant family, Viñales, Pinar del Río, 2015, Photo © 2017 Elliott Erwitt/Magnum Photos. All rights reserved.

© CUBA by Elliott Erwitt, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com, Fidel Castro, Havana, 1964, Photo © 2017 Elliott Erwitt/Magnum Photos. All rights reserved.

© CUBA by Elliott Erwitt, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com, Fidel Castro, Havana, 1964, Photo © 2017 Elliott Erwitt/Magnum Photos. All rights reserved.

 © CUBA by Elliott Erwitt, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com, Cafe, Road to Viñales, Pinar del Río, 2015, Photo © 2017 Elliott Erwitt/Magnum Photos. All rights reserved.

© CUBA by Elliott Erwitt, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com, Cafe, Road to Viñales, Pinar del Río, 2015, Photo © 2017 Elliott Erwitt/Magnum Photos. All rights reserved.

© CUBA by Elliott Erwitt, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com, Finca Ildelisa, Pio Cuá, Matanzas, 2016, Photo © 2017 Elliott Erwitt/Magnum Photos. All rights reserved.

© CUBA by Elliott Erwitt, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com, Finca Ildelisa, Pio Cuá, Matanzas, 2016, Photo © 2017 Elliott Erwitt/Magnum Photos. All rights reserved.

© CUBA by Elliott Erwitt, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com, Museo de la Revolución, Havana, 2015, Photo © 2017 Elliott Erwitt/Magnum Photos. All rights reserved.

© CUBA by Elliott Erwitt, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com, Museo de la Revolución, Havana, 2015, Photo © 2017 Elliott Erwitt/Magnum Photos. All rights reserved.

© CUBA by Elliott Erwitt, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com, Tobacco shed, Finca Rene Rivera, Valle de Viñales, Pinar del Río, 2015, Photo © 2017 Elliott Erwitt/Magnum Photos. All rights reserved.

© CUBA by Elliott Erwitt, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com, Tobacco shed, Finca Rene Rivera, Valle de Viñales, Pinar del Río, 2015, Photo © 2017 Elliott Erwitt/Magnum Photos. All rights reserved.

© CUBA by Elliott Erwitt, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com, Che Guevara, Havana, 1964, Photo © 2017 Elliott Erwitt/Magnum Photos. All rights reserved.

© CUBA by Elliott Erwitt, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com, Che Guevara, Havana, 1964, Photo © 2017 Elliott Erwitt/Magnum Photos. All rights reserved.


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