CubaBy Andrew Moore
Between 1998 and 2002 Andrew Moore traveled to Cuba eight times: with each trip he dug a little deeper into the unique characteristics of this extraordinary island. Working with an 8x10 camera and with the requisite patience, Moore was determined to depict this country from the inside out. The results were a series of poignant interiors that display the changing fortunes of the Cuban nation over its five hundred year history. These magnificent interiors will form the core of the newly revised book. In addition to these well-known interior views, the new book will also include portraits, landscapes and other views that hint at changes coming to this island nation. One of the themes introduced in this version will be the contrast between the frayed patinas of Cuban homes versus the great-unspoiled beauty of the island's nature itself. The book's overall structure mirrors this sense of Cuba's duality: from its isolation and self-containment the country has developed along an identity apart from the globalized world, and yet within those boundaries there is an overflowing and creative diversity that is so remarkably and uniquely Cuban.