Photography Festival in Havana

May 20, 2014 | Print Print |

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Photo Feature by Ernesto Gonzalez Diaz

HAVANA TIMES — A unique festival titled Photography and City took place recently in the Plaza Vieja square of Old Havana. Held in front of the National Photographic Library the event was sponsored by the City Historian’s Office. The photos, which were delivered in advance and evaluated by specialists of that office, were exhibited on the fence of one of the city’s most attractive tourist sites.

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There were several photographers, both professional and amateur, who came to the event and it was very gratifying to see so many excellent pictures on the theme of the city and its people, showing that photography is continually gaining adherents mainly among youth.

The festival ended with a performance of the Quinqué project, which aims to promote artistic photography taking place in Cuba, and a concert by the Deja- Vu group. It would be very helpful for such events be repeated frequently.

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What's your opinion?

  • Ramon

    Amazing – how I wish I was there, Jesus please let it be so…

    • Griffin

      What’s stopping you? Go.

    • emagicmtman

      Ramon, round-trip charter flights from Toronto or Montreal are cheap, especially if you get a last minute sell-off. Ditto from N.Y. or L.A. to Cancun, then Cubana or Mejicana to Habana. Bed-and-breakfasts only $35+/- night. Ditto (or even less) *** and ** state hotels, especially in the provincial cities. Cuba is more affordable than you think.