A Cuban Vision of Cuba: Exhibition & Opening

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

Ongoing through June

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 body builders 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 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.

The Cuba photography exhibition will hang through the month of June.

By popular demand, Stuart and Jock will host two more workshops in Cuba in February 2016: A Cuban Vision of Cuba February 1 – 7, and The Havana Highway: Rum, Cars & Cigars February 10 – 16.

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