Human Traces: Cuba
York Place Studios Exhibition Launch
On the 13th of July Digitalab are delighted to be hosting the opening of York Place Studios first street photography exhibition; Human Traces – Cuba.
The friendship, warmth and reflective patriotism of a people are captured amongst the tarnished bold colours and fading opulence of Castro’s Cuba in this optimistic collection by photographers Liam and Dominique Shaw. Photographed during the first visit of a sitting U.S. President in over 90 years and shortly before the death of its iconic revolutionary leader, the spirit of this Island nation in flux is found not in its turbulent politics but in the eyes and hearts of its citizens; proud yet tired, optimistic yet cautious.
“The people of Cuba are extraordinary. Many live with little but are proud of what they have and in the often hostile world of the street photographer we were privileged to be welcomed so warmly and openly into their lives and even into their homes. In a city filled with extraordinary architecture, streets lined with classic 40’s and 50’s cars and an air of faded opulence and a forgotten time, we quickly realised that Havana is not about any of these things, it is about its citizens. So we found a ‘casa particular’ in the heart of the city and explored Havana street by street, with a small Easter weekend excursion to UNESCO world heritage site Trinidad to experience a different side of Cuba.”
The Exhibition opens on July the 13th at 6pm. Entry is free and Liam and Dom will be on hand to discuss their work along with staff from Digitalab and FujiFilm.
Digitalab, 8 Stepney Bank, Ouseburn, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 2PW
For more info about the exhibition please feel free to contact Digitalab any time.
Tel: 0191 2323558