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Cuba Journeys
Cuba Journeys

Cuba Journeys

Photographs By Charles Fields, Edited by Rowland Scherman

PHOTOGRAPHY

132 Pages, 12 x 12

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $60.00 (US $60.00) (CA $66.95)

Publication Date: August 2014

ISBN 9780984618699

Rights: WOR

Fields Publishing (Aug 2014)

Price: $60.00
 
 

Overview

Experience one of the Caribbean’s treasures

The wonders of Cuba's landscape, its people, and their lifestyles are captured in this compelling collection of imagery. Havana's highlights are depicted in detail along with classic cars from the golden age of American automobiles, the northern coastal city of Matanzas, and popular white sand beach resorts. Showcasing the World Heritage Sites Old Havana and Trinidad, this striking compilation also tours Guantanamo Bay and the Isla de la Juventud, home to some of Cuba's most important agricultural farmland. From central Cuba's charming colonial cities of Sancti Spiritus and Santa Clara to the tobacco fields and picturesque hills of the Viñales Valley, this photographic journey features commentary on the island's history, geography, economy, and holidays in both English and Spanish. A special feature shows photographs of the Cuban band Interactivo, a collaborative group of Cuban musicians led by the pianist, singer, and composer Roberto Carcasses. An essay by poet Omar Pérez is also included.

Reviews

“Not just imaginative and creative, but also the dynamic energy that Charles puts into his powerful work, when he faces the elements of nature. It makes him a master of composition and light.”  —Paul Galschneider, Nantucket artist

"Fields' clear forte: capturing moments in the lives of both people and places. His photographs feel real, vibrant, pulsing with the life of the subjects rather than the ego of the photographer. The text underscores and narrates the photographs, lending a National-Geographic-like feel to the collections." —Jeannette de Beauvoir, author, Seven Times to Leave

Author Biography

Charles Fields is a photographer with more than 40 years of experience and a member of the Photography Arts Collective, the Provincetown Art Association, and the American Society of Media Photographers Inc. He is the photographer and author of Cape Cod and the National Seashore, Carnival–Provincetown, Provincetown and the National Seashore, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, and Vietnam Journeys. His work has been featured in numerous shows and galleries in New York and throughout New England. He lives in North Truro, Massachusetts. Rowland Scherman studied at Oberlin College and was a darkroom apprentice at Life magazine. He was the first photographer for the newly formed Peace Corps in 1961, and his photographs have appeared in Life, Look, National Geographic, Paris Match, Playboy, and Time, among other publications. He photographed many of the iconic musical, cultural, and political events of the 1960s, including the 1963 Newport Folk Festival, the Beatles' first concert in the United States, and Woodstock. He won a Grammy Award in 1968 for his photograph cover of Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits. His published collections include Elvis Is Everywhere and Love Letters. He lives in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.