Viva Cuba Photography Exhibition
A group of 39 Photography students travelled over 9,500 miles to spend six days exploring the culture and scenery of Cuba.
"The trip to Cuba was unforgettable, it's great to see a place with such a different culture and we were lucky to be able to see and photograph it, as it was clear that the country is changing and will gradually turn into a very different place." Jordan Stovold – AS Photography Student
Excursions to Old Havana with Cuban music & vibrant people and the colourful town of Trinidad provided plenty of vibrant photo opportunities, a trip to the 1930’s cigar factory, enjoying panoramic views of the city, tasting traditional Cuban cuisine and a highlight was an early morning visit to the Vinales Valley to experience breathtaking views over Pinar del Rio.
There was so much to take in - vintage transport, fascinating road systems, motorways lined with money waving hitchhikers, runaway horses and wild dogs - all part of a fascinating country that is very different from home.
With the help of enthusiastic local guide Jorge Perez showing them the 'Real Cuba', they found this still Communist country to be warm and friendly, colourful and vibrant.
“Cuba was an incredible experience. It was great to have the opportunity to go there and take images of their culture. I met some amazing people and made new friends.” Alex Bracey
Exhibition of work
The Students are exhibiting their work from Cuba. Come to our private View on March 30th from 18.00-20.00 in the Photography Studio, Stevens Building
The exhibition will then move to the Allen Gallery, Alton which is open from 10.00 - 17.00 Tuesday to Saturday
Viva Cuba will run from Tuesday 5th April through to Saturday 7th May.