Photographs by Ernesto Bazan.
BazanPhotos Publishing, 2011. 200 pp., 88 color illustrations, 15½x10¾".
Signed copies available!
The Cuban farmland opened up new windows of opportunity for my work. From 2001 to 2005 I spent long periods of time with them. I made new friends while wandering in this unique landscape that strongly reminded me of my Sicilian countryside. I returned regularly to visit my friends Fidel, Miguel, Jose, Inesita and their families. Our interactions allowed me the opportunity to experience and photograph intimate rituals such as working in the fields, sharing meals, smoking sugar-tasting cigars rolled before my eyes by Fidel’s skilful hands, sipping sweet rum shots as we conversed about the sowing and the harvesting of crops and about our families and our existence. My way of shooting changed. Taking pictures became almost part of this ritual-it was no longer the main priority, just a component of this rich exchange among human beings.
About the Limited Edition
Hard bound, 3 Limited Editions of 50 are available. Each L. E. features a different image. Each chromogenic C print is printed in the unique format of 10 and half by 14 and half inches. Each limited edition will be housed in a hand-made wooden cigars-like box that will have the title and the name of the photographer serigraphed on the top of the box.
Read Ernesto Bazan's statement about the edition here.
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