REVOLUCION: Five Visions


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El Sueño Pictures Presents: REVOLUCION
Read a synopsis of the film and more at the filmmaker’s site.


Center for Cuban Studies
The Center for Cuban Studies opened in New York City in 1972, organized by a group of scholars, writers, artists and other professionals who hoped to counter the effects of U.S. policy toward Cuba. Photography
Read a brief history of photography in Cuba, including the roles of photojournalism and portraiture. Photography in Cuba
This five-part survey of Cuban photography spans the country’s pre-revolution days to contemporary artists working today.

PBS: Independent Lens: MIRROR DANCE: Castro's Revolution
Starting in the '50s and continuing on, follow the history of Cuba's politics and how their relations with the U.S. in this overview.

Cuba on the Verge: An Island in Transition
Edited by Terry McCoy

(Bullfinch Press, 2003)
This collection of essays and photographs by Cubans and Cubans in exile includes work by renowned artists, autobiographical reflections and more.

Art Cuba: The New Generation
By Holly Block

(Harry N. Abrams, 2001)
This book features works by more than 60 artists representing the new generation of art in Cuba and working in mediums from painting to photography.

New Art of Cuba
By Luis Camnitzer

(University of Texas Press, 2003)
The revised edition of this comprehensive look at post-revolution Cuban artists includes a new epilogue that discusses developments in Cuban art since the book's publication in 1994.

Shifting Tides: Cuban Photography After the Revolution
By Tim B. Wride

(The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Merrell Publishers, 2001)
This book highlights the art of three generations of Cuban photographers and examines the evolution of the art form since 1959.

Havana in My Heart: 75 Years of Cuban Photography
Edited by Gareth Jenkins

(Chicago Review Press, 2002)
This collection includes 150 black-and-white photographs that capture the story of past and present Havana.


The Photographers Raúl Corrales, The Photographer of the Cuban Revolution, Died
Read an obituary for Corrales, which includes an interview before his death, in this Cuban arts and culture magazine.

José A. Figueroa
This comprehensive site includes an online collection of Figueroa’s best-known photographs, a biography and articles (in Spanish).

This review of Gory’s 2003 exhibit at Couturier Gallery in Los Angeles includes sample photographs and information about the artist’s work.

Cuban Artist René Peña
This page features Peña’s CV as well as a link to several of his photographs.

Marvelli Gallery: Manuel Piña
See photographs by Piña and read a brief bio on this page.

Couturier Gallery: Other Artists
View online photo galleries and read biographies of Corrales, Figueroa and Rogelio “Gory” López Marin.

Digging Alone: Five Cuban Photographers
The exhibition pages for this 2003 group photography show includes a brief history of post-revolution Cuban photography and sample works from the exhibition’s artists, including René Peña and Manuel Piña.

Cuba on the Verge: An Island in Transition
Read more about this 2003 photography exhibition at New York City’s International Center of Photography, which featured work by some of the artists in REVOLUCION.

The New York Times: Stylists of the Epic and the Surreal
This reprint of a 2001 article by Holland Cotter discusses the work in two Cuban photography exhibitions, including that of the artists featured in REVOLUCION.

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