Photographs by Jonathan Hansen
Jonathan Hansen, Senior Lecturer on Social Studies and Faculty Associate, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University, is currently working on a biography of Fidel Castro (Young Castro, to be published by Simon and Schuster). Research for the book provides frequent occasions to travel to Cuba. While on these trips, he has become inspired by Cuban people and culture, and has taken many intriguing photographs which are shown in this exhibit.
Guest Curator: Astrid Martinez-Jones, Founder/Director of Latin Art Space.
Artist Gallery Talk: April 30, 7:30pm
As a historian, I am drawn to the sedimentary quality of private lives, public spaces, and political and cultural institutions. The collection of photographs, taken while at work on a biography of the young Fidel Castro, represents my attempt to capture the geological layers of Cuba’s built environment, while conveying the dynamism and exhuberance of its social life.”
— Jonathan Hansen
Artist Talk – April 30, 2015
Thank you to everyone who attended this fascinating mix of art, history, and culture. Pictures taken by Anne Katzeff and Rebecca Richards, BGA committee members.
Opening Reception: Thanks to All Who Attended!
Helen Morse, BGA committee member, took most of these photos. Thanks Helen!
Walking in Cuba
Historian’s photographs expose the sedimentary layers of a country in flux
The Harvard Gazette has a terrific article about Hansen and our exhibit! Read More.