Absolut Cuba

Raúl Cañibano’s ultimate declaration of love to his native Cuba! One of the most gifted photographers in Latin America presents images of tradition, happiness, tragedy and magic: he captures the mood of the largest Caribbean island beautifully, cleverly, sensually and accurately like no one else can.

Raúl Cañibano
Leonardo Padura Fuentes

17 × 23,5 cm
192 pages
100 photos
English, German, Spanish
Hardcover,  bound in linen,
„French Fold“-jacket
ISBN 978-3-903101-80-7
August 2021

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Authors

  • Leonardo Padura Fuentes

    Leonardo Padura Fuentes is one of the most successful and popular contemporary writers in Cuba and has completely revamped Cuban [...] more

  • Raúl Cañibano

    Raúl Cañibano was born in Havana in 1961, trained to be a welder and it took until 1984 before he [...] more

Details

Absolut Cuba is Raúl Cañibano‘s declaration of love to his native country. His surprising, caring, yet incredibly precise take and his lightening-fast, instinctive and gripping intellect let him capture moments which might seem totally familiar: normal everyday life in urban or rural settings. This makes him one of the most gifted photographers in Latin America. His project Tierra Guajira pays tribute to Cuban farmers in an almost anthropological approach – tracing his own childhood in the east of the country. Raúl Cañibano combines it with pictures from his series Ciudad, Fe por San Lázaroand Ocaso to let us sense the heart and soul of Cuba. His images are truthful and convey a sense of identity. They are filled with tradition, happiness, tragedy and magic.

Reviews

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"Photographer Raúl Cañibano shows his homeland in enigmatic, sometimes surreal images without any revolutionary pathos. His everyday stories are reminiscent of the great works of photographic reportage."

The Guardian open_in_new

"His intellectual instincts let him capture familiar moments; normal, everyday life in urban or rural settings. Shots like these make him one of the most gifted photographers in Latin America."

Peta Pixel open_in_new

"A new book Absolut Cuba by Raúl Cañibano, published by Edition Lammerhuber of black and white images, taken over three decades, captures the Cuban photographer’s love for his native country."

Description

Absolut Cuba is Raúl Cañibano‘s declaration of love to his native country. His surprising, caring, yet incredibly precise take and his lightening-fast, instinctive and gripping intellect let him capture moments which might seem totally familiar: normal everyday life in urban or rural settings. This makes him one of the most gifted photographers in Latin America. His project Tierra Guajira pays tribute to Cuban farmers in an almost anthropological approach – tracing his own childhood in the east of the country. Raúl Cañibano combines it with pictures from his series Ciudad, Fe por San Lázaroand Ocaso to let us sense the heart and soul of Cuba. His images are truthful and convey a sense of identity. They are filled with tradition, happiness, tragedy and magic.

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Weight1.2 kg / 2.65 lbs
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