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Andrew Moore: Cuba: The Afterlife of Architecture

The architecture of Cuba is justifiably famous for its originality, range of styles, and preservation of historical context.
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Luis Gispert: Cheerleaders and Chonga Girls

Utilizing what he terms a “hip-hop baroque” aesthetic, Luis Gispert discusses his interdisciplinary work that incorporates photography, sound, sculpture, and video.
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Lisette Poole: The Cuban Diaspora

Lisette Poole is a Cuban-American photojournalist based in Havana whose work explores themes of beauty, resilience and family history.
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Alexis Rodriguez-Duarte & Tico Torres: Two Cubans and a Camera

Alexis Rodriguez-Duarte and his husband, Tico Torres, have worked together for over 30 years.
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David Alan Harvey: Capturing Cuba

David Alan Harvey’s discussion of his work in Cuba for National Geographic will be informed by his years instructing young photographers in New York City.
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Tria Giovan: The Cuba Archive: Photography from the 1990s

Over the course of six years and 12 month-long trips to Cuba in the 1990s, photographer Tria Giovan returned home to New York City with over 25,000 images of the Caribbean island.
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Greg Kahn: Havana Youth

Photographer Greg Kahn discusses how youth identity in Cuba is rapidly evolving and redefining what it means to be Cuban.
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Michael Christopher Brown: Cuba After Fidel

Michael Christopher Brown discusses his ongoing “Paradiso” project, capturing the lives of Havana youth and the underground electronica music scene populated by “frikis.”
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Anna Mia Davidson: Cuba: Black and White

Anna Mia Davidson discusses how her black-and-white photographs reflect the resilience, ingenuity, and spirit of the Cuban people.
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Elliott Erwitt: Personal Best

In this lecture he simply calls, “Personal Best,” Elliott Erwitt will show and speak about a selection of his most favorite photographs from his visits to Cuba in 1964 and 2015.
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Katy Grannan: Inside Iris Nights

Katy Grannan talks about taking leaps of faith and a reminder of what is remarkable, following her screening of her intimate and powerful film The Nine.
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Juliet Schor: Re-thinking Materialism: From competitive consumption to the eco-habitus

Juliet Schor discusses the consequences of a consumer culture obsessed with wealth and “fast fashion,” outlining a better path for society that is grounded in true materialism and ecological sanity.