cuban photographers

Guillermo Bello
Guillermo Bello was born in 1947.  He has a graduate degree in physics.  His work has been exhibited in Cuba, Spain, England, Portugal, Lebanon, Norway, Sweden and Mexico.  The Licentiateship Distinction was awarded to him by the Royal Photographic
Society, UK, in June 2004.  He is a foreign member of the Group of Digital Photography Royal Photographic Society.  He has digitally restored photographs for the books “Havana of my Heart”, and “The Authentic Handbook of Che”, and has taught courses in Adobe Photoshop.
Video showing Guillermo Bello’s work:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD3IpIClM4A

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Raül Cañibano
Raúl Cañibano was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1961, and is a member of the Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC). His photographs have been exhibited in Cuba, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, the USA, Spain, Greece, Italy, Belgium and Japan.  His images have been published in numerous international publications including the New York Times. In 1999, he won the Grand Prix in the Cuban National Photography Exhibit for ‘Tierra Guajira’ depicting the lives of rural workers. Cañibano was one of eleven photographers selected for the exhibition Cuba, Si! Cuba, Seen!’ 50 years of Cuban Photographyat the Royal National Theatre in London in 2000.
Video showing Raúl Cañibano’s work:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMnslHAOtdc
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Mario Diaz
Mario Díaz was born in Holguin, Cuba, in 1950, and is a member of the Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC). From 1979 to 1985 he was the photographer of Cuba’s Culture Ministry and afterwards served as the Director of Fototeca de Cuba.  His work
has been exhibited in Cuba, Argentina, France, Italy, and the United States, and he was one of eleven photographers selected for the exhibition Cuba, Si! Cuba, Seen!’ 50
years of Cuban Photography
at the Royal National Theatre in London in 2000.  His work is collected internationally and included in the permanent collections of the House of the Americas in Havana, Cuba; Oaxaca House of Culture, Oaxaca, Mexico; Center for Cuban Studies, New York, NY; Fototeca de Cuba, Havana, Cuba; and the National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba. Mario is an award-winning educator and has taught photography classes at universities in Mexico, Brazil and Japan.
Video showing Mario Diaz’s work: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Xblnyh22j4
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José Manual Fors
José Manuel Fors was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1956, and attended the San Alejandro Academy.  He was a former curator of the Instituto de Museología and a designer for the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana.  His work is exhibited and collected internationally and is included in the permanent collections of important museums and institutions such as the Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, Cuba; MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) and Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, California; The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas; the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, among others. In 2001 Fors’ images were included in exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art entitled Shifting Tides: Cuban Photography after the Revolution.
Video showing José Manuel Fors’ work:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8dNv_EFS4Q
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Eduardo Garcia
Eduardo Garcia was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1978.   Educated as a foreign language teacher, he also studied at the Academy of Art José Antonio Diaz Peláez.  He and his twin brother, Orlando, have created the collection of photographs of Cuban twins called Proyecto Siamés, for which they won first prize in the Hall of Digital Art competition.  His work has been exhibited and collected internationally, and is included in the permanent exhibition, Cuba! Gallery of Fine Art, in Melbourne, Florida.
Video showing Eduardo Garcia’s work: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJcJ75tHYy0
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Jorge Gavilondo
Jorge V. Gavilondo was born to Cuban parents in Chicago, USA, in 1949, and has lived in Havana since 1950 when his parents returned home to Havana. A Senior Scientist with a Doctorate degree in Biological Sciences, he has published over 100 articles in specialized scientific journals, and is the recipient of national and international distinctions and awards.  Gavilondo is a member of the Fondo Cubano de la Imagen Fotográfica (Cuban Fund for the Photographic Image). He has lectured on digital photography in international courses developed at the José Martí International Journalism Institute in Havana. Gavilondo’s images are in private collections in Cuba, Mexico and the United States.
Video showing Jorge Gavilondo’s work:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWz5G3fluGQ
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Perfecto Romero
Born in the countryside in Cuba in 1936, Perfecto Romero joined the guerilla forces against Batista and was encouraged by Che Guevara to document the war. He was appointed the official photographer of his regiment and ended up having, as he says, “a rifle over my shoulder and a camera round my neck.”  After the revolution he became the chief photographer of the military magazine Verde Olivo, taking pictures of post
revolutionary Cuba, including many pictures of Che Guevara.  During this time he also photographed Chile during Allende’s tenure and street life in Moscow during the 1970’s.  His work has been shown in Cuba, Paris, Mexico, the United States, Italy, Spain, Moscow, and Prague.
Video showing Perfecto Romero’s work: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4qi3um8SR8
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