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The Resource The idea of Cuba, photographs and text by Alex Harris ; with an essay by Lillian Guerra

The idea of Cuba, photographs and text by Alex Harris ; with an essay by Lillian Guerra

Label
The idea of Cuba
Title
The idea of Cuba
Statement of responsibility
photographs and text by Alex Harris ; with an essay by Lillian Guerra
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This journey into contemporary Cuba by photographer and writer Alex Harris is both an evocation of life on the island and an original meditation on the nature of documentary photography that reveals what Harris has learned over thirty-five years as a documentary photographer." "Like his mentor, Walker Evans, who photographed Cuba at 1933 at a pivotal moment, Harris arrived in Cuba with his camera at a crossroads in Cuban history. Well known for other thirty-five years of photographic work in the Hispanic Southwest, Alaska, and the American South, Harris made three trips to Cuba to photograph a nation coming to grips with the economic and social devastation that followed the collapse of the socialist bloc in 1989, a nation beginning to imagine a future without Fidel Castro." "On each trip to Cuba, Harris used a different approach to peer deeper into the fabric of Cuban society. In the foreground of Harris's photographs and text are some of the archetypes of contemporary Cuban life: the indomitable 1950s American car, the beautiful young woman, and the revered revolutionary hero. Yet Harris recasts these symbols. We don't look at the car, but through it to consider the tangled relationship between Cuba and the United States."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harris, Alex
Dewey number
972.91/050222
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
F1765.3
LC item number
.H36 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Guerra, Lillian
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Martí, José
  • Cuba
Label
The idea of Cuba, photographs and text by Alex Harris ; with an essay by Lillian Guerra
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"An exhibition organized by the Southeast Museum of Photography will travel from 2007 to 2010."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 130-131)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
72161793
Dimensions
27 x 29 cm
Extent
xiv, 136 pages
Isbn
9780826341396
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006032035
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)72161793
Label
The idea of Cuba, photographs and text by Alex Harris ; with an essay by Lillian Guerra
Publication
Note
"An exhibition organized by the Southeast Museum of Photography will travel from 2007 to 2010."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 130-131)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
72161793
Dimensions
27 x 29 cm
Extent
xiv, 136 pages
Isbn
9780826341396
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006032035
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)72161793

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