Photo © Ardy Arani

A Cuban Vision of Cuba Exhibition

May – June 2015

The Image Flow hosts an exhibition and opening of work made during our recent workshop in Cuba.

cuba photography exhibition

Photo © Ardy Arani

In April, Stuart Schwartz and Jock McDonald led a group of six participants to Cuba for a photography workshop to shoot the Cuban vision of Cuba. Renowned Cuban photographers Alex Castro and Ramses Batista joined the team to give participants a Cuban perspective on their work. The group returned with a stunning collection of images, which will be presented at The Image Flow opening Saturday, June 6.

The itinerary of the week was kept fast and loose, which led to a dynamic workshop and a wide array of shooting styles, from a shooting a pickup band on a street corner at dawn, to shooting strobes with Cuban bodybuilders against the backdrop of Casablanca, to staging prima ballerinas from the Cuban National Ballet in a private apartment that looked like a fantastic movie set.

Roger King Cuba photography exhibition

Photo © Roger King

The group lunched at the restaurant in Cojimar where Ernest Hemingway wrote The Old Man and the Sea, danced at the famous Tropicana club, and spontaneously jumped into classic American convertibles to cruise up and down the Malecón after midnight, passing cigars from car to car.

The images included in this exhibition were made by the workshop participants, as well as all four of the instructors. The subjects of the images span the breadth of the trip and are sure to be as inspiring to the viewer, as the experience in Cuba was life-changing for this exceptional group of photographers.

Read more about Jock McDonald’s 25-year experience in Cuba on our blog.