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Shifting Tides: Cuban Photography After the Revolution 
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160 pages 
Merrell Publishers 
Published 2001 
Almost everyone is familiar with Korda's intense 1960 portrait of Che Guevara, an image that has come to represent revolution itself. But what happened in Cuba after that famous photograph? A great deal, as evidenced by the moving photographs in both this book and its accompanying exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. They flow around contemporary themes such as the everyday hero, collective memory, and siting the self, marking Cuba as both the mythical place in Wim Wenders's Buena Vista Social Club and a surreal place where four decades seem to overlap. Because most of these striking photographs are black and white, a more expensively printed book would have done them more justice--but the cover price is low, so accessibility seems to have won in this case. Regardless, anyone interested in Cuban culture or Latin American photography would find this book a great resource. --Juliette Cezzar  
From Library Journal 
This compelling overview, which accompanies an exhibit from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), documents a vibrant and influential period in Cuban photography. Wride (associate curator of photography, LACMA) demonstrates how photography was critical to documenting and promoting the revolution and, most notably, how it has evolved over the intervening 40 years to a level of sophistication and complexity on a par with, and even exceeding, the best in contemporary work. Featuring... read more
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