Photo Books

Rose Marie Cromwell Breaks With Stereotypical Cuba Depictions in Her New Book

June 22, 2018

By Jon Feinstein

© Rose Marie Cromwell

An image from Rose Marie Cromwell’s new book, which presents a highly personal view of Cuba that digs deeper than typical documentary images of the oft-photographed country.

Pink 1950s cars, peeling paint and covetable cigars are just a few of the photography clichés commonly associated with Cuba, whose charged political history, colorful culture and architecture are a huge attraction for visual tourists. A quick internet search for “photography excursions Cuba,” for example, displays more than 700,000 results with language describing it as a “photographer’s dreamland” alongside outsider...

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