Nelson Ramirez de Arellano Conde: I Wish I Could Understand - A History of Cuban Photography

Iris Nights Lecture Series
PAST EVENT: Thu, Mar 01, 2018

According to Fototeca de Cuba Director Nelson Ramírez de Arellano Conde, “It has been, perhaps, Cuban fate to be a pioneer in many fields.” In photography – six months after the technology of daguerreotype was released in Paris, France – the first daguerreotype was made in Havana. In March of 1840, Cuba – “following its fate” – entered into the history of photography. In this Iris Nights lecture, Ramírez de Arellano will discuss 177 years of Cuban photographic history, “…from daguerreotype to today.”


Nelson Ramírez de Arellano Conde
Nelson Ramírez de Arellano Conde

Nelson Ramírez de Arellano Conde was born in Berlin, Germany in 1969 and currently lives and works in Havana, Cuba. He is an artist, curator, and Director of the Fototeca de Cuba (National Museum and Gallery of Photography). Ramírez de Arellano was also chief curator of Fototeca de Cuba from 2001 to 2010…

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