Since 1992, Italian photographer Ernesto Bazan has spent a total of 14 years in Cuba to capture the Caribbean nation’s unique spirit. The early years were entirely dedicated to black and white photography: instead of the island’s pearl white beaches and vibrantly coloured houses, Bazan portrayed the lives of the Cuban people in a post-communist world.
The resulting series, titled Bazan Cuba, was followed by two more projects – Al Campo and Isla – in which Bazan once again captured Cuba’s agriculture, daily life and meditative landscapes in serene portraits. From 16 March 2018, a selection of images from these three series will be on display at the Instytut Fotografii Fort in Warsaw under the title Cuban Trilogy. Admission is free on the day of opening, and subsequently 7 Złoty (around €2).
The exhibition is complemented by a workshop on the topic of image selection, held by Ernesto Bazan in collaboration with fellow artist Tomasz Tomaszewski. The event is scheduled for 17 and 18 March (from 10:00 to 18:00) – the participation fee is 890 Złoty (around €200).
For details visit Instytut Fotografii Fort
Under the name Cuba, mon Amour, selected photos of Ernesto Bazan were published in the fifth issue of M magazine.