Cuba Antes: Images of Cuba on the Cusp of Change by Julie Cahn

Julie Cahn - Cuba Antes

About the Exhibit

Through September 25, 2015

In late March of this year, Julie Cahn had the lucky opportunity to join a group of American photographers on a government approved cultural exchange trip to Cuba. It was a propitious time to visit the country just on the cusp of big change. Yet to be impacted by American capitalism, the native artists the group traveled with were no less excited about the possibilities to come and as a result gave the photographers greater access into neighborhoods, homes and rural villages Americans have been prohibited from visiting since the 1960 embargo. It was a privileged last look at the country before/antes the lifting of sanctions and a chance to document one of the last places on earth that has been virtually free of American influence for the last fifty-five years.

Join us for a light reception at 3pm on September 10, with ample time to take in the images and share Q&A with Ms. Cahn. The exhibit will close on September 25.

About the Artist

Julie Cahn is a writer and photographer and a teacher of both. She has published three young adult novels and several photo essays, and has traveled extensively in Latin Ameria.  She strives to capture in her photographs the authenticity in the people and places she visits.