I Was Cuba: Treasures from the Ramiro Fernandez Collection by Kevin Kwan
Cuba, an island just 90 miles south of Florida, has been and will be one to watch in the coming years. The countdown is on towards Fidel Castro's death and just last week I read about prime Cuban real estate being bought/sold via an underground market.
This photographic survey of Cuba over 100 years has come out at just the right time.
Whether you're on the Left or Right of the Cuban debate, this book is a reflective look at this country's past and will perhaps offer a glimpse into what it's future could bring.
Here's a description of the book's contents:
"FROM DEBONAIR RACECAR DRIVERS TO FEMALE IMPERSONATORS, MODERNIST ARCHITECTURE TO CHILDREN LIVING IN CAVES, REVOLUTIONARIES TO SHOWGIRLS...I WAS CUBA IS A RIVETING AND HIGHLY ORIGINAL LOOK AT CUBA THROUGH THE RAMIRO FERNÁNDEZ COLLECTION. ASSEMBLED OVER THE PAST THREE DECADES, THE COLLECTION SPANS MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND IS UNIQUE IN ITS FOCUS ON THE UNUSUAL AND THE VERNACULAR."
Read more about the book and the authors involved on the official website.