Anna Mia Davidson: Cuba: Black and White

Iris Nights Lecture Series

Aired On: Oct 5, 2017

In 1999, at the age of 25, Anna Mia Davidson visited Cuba for the first time, determined to capture her personal vision of the isolated Caribbean island nation with her camera. Over the next eight years, Davidson portrayed daily life in the cities, villages and the countryside in an attempt to depict her own sense of Cuba’s “soul.” Davidson discusses how her black-and-white photographs reflect the resilience, ingenuity, and spirit of the Cuban people.


Anna Mia Davidson
Anna Mia Davidson

Anna Mia Davidson is a freelance photographer who has worked on long-term photographic projects in Cuba, Ukraine and El Salvador. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, Vanity Fair, The International Herald Tribune and more. She has received many achievement awards in photography, including an International Photo…

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Revealing complexities both on and off the island, Cuba Is explores aspects of Cuba not easily accessed by foreigners, and sometimes not even by Cubans themselves.


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