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Umbrage Editions Inc
Tim Wride, Curator, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
"[Havanna is] both visual testimony and sensitive poetic for one of the truly pivotal twentieth-century events in the Americas."
About the Author
A member of the legendary Magnum photographic cooperative since the beginning of his career in 1950, Burt Glinn has served at different times as its president and chairman of the board. One of the original contributing editors of New York Magazine, he is a past president of the American Society of Media Photographers. Glinn was born in Pittsburgh in 1925. He currently lives in New York with his wife Elena Anastasia Prohaska and their seventeen-year-old son, Sam.
This unique collection of never-before-seen photographs by veteran Magnum photographer Burt Glinn records Fidel Castro's historic entry into Havana four decades ago. In the introductory memoir, Glinn describes the combination of chutzpah and journalistic prescience that led him to leave a New York party and hop a plane to Havana on New Year's Eve, 1959. The photographs he returned with - of Fidel thronged by his countrymen and women as he stops to encourage them along the road to Havana, of troops embracing, and of fierce men and women taking up arms in the streets - are full of the revolutionary fervor and idealistic anticipation that characterized that moment in Cuban history. With an introduction by Cuban culture minister Rafael Arriba de Acosta, interviews and photographs by Cuban master photographers Corrales, Korda, Figueroa, and more.