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Cuba Week 2013: Photography in Cuba

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
12:00 AM
1096 East Hall

A discussion with Ruth Behar's class, 'Cuba and Its Diaspora'

A discussion with Ruth Behar's class, 'Cuba and Its Diaspora' and Humberto Mayol.

Humberto Mayol is an award-winning Cuban photographer and documentary filmmaker working with the Palomas Group of the National Film Institute of Cuba. With his sharp ethnographic eye, he is continually looking to capture the complex social reality that has unfolded on the island since the 1959 revolution. His photographs have been widely exhibited in his native Cuba as well as in the United States, Europe, Latin America, and China. In his haunting images, he reveals the day-to-day lives of Cubans while also richly evoking the geographic and cultural landscape against which these lives unfold.

Humberto Mayol’s Artist Residency is supported by a generous grant from the Center for World Performance Studies, and additional support from the Department of Anthropology, Latina/Latino Studies, the Center for Global and International Study, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and the Graduate Library of the University of Michigan.

Humberto Mayol