With its classic old cars and weathered eclectic architecture, the colorful, rhythmic island of Cuba seems to be frozen in time. Photographers Anita DeFina Hadley and Maxine Kamin have captured the diversity and spirit of this historic country in their images, which span a wide range of time, place and subject. Their collection reflects the Cuban people, places, and culture, as well as their struggle to gain the time lost during more than fifty years of isolation.
Both artists are seasoned world travelers, who have visited Cuba in its various stages of open American tourism in 2012, 2016 and 2017. In spite of all Havana now seems to offer as it rehabilitates crumbling buildings in preparation for an onslaught of tourists, challenges still abound. And beyond the capital, in the verdant countryside and smaller locales, progress is pretty much at a standstill. Yet charm and beauty remain, almost protected from the winds of change.
Today, with the US again moving toward a policy of isolation towards Cuba, it continues to be a rare opportunity to get a glimpse inside Cuba, up close and personal. Hadley and Kamin anticipate that their exhibit, “Cuba: Frozen in Time”, will begin to satisfy the fascination with Cuba that Americans seem to have.
Join us for the opening July 7, 5-8pm at ASK.