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Photos of Cuba seven decades apart

The American Society of Cinematographers has an interesting article on photographs taken in Cuba by Walker Evans in the 1930s and Alexey Titarenko in the 2000s.

http://www.theasc.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/9.-restaurant_havana_lg.jpg

Cuba 1933

http://www.theasc.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/10.-che-on-wall.jpg

Cuba 2003

The article is available HERE.

5 comments to Photos of Cuba seven decades apart

  • asombra

    1933, by the way, was Great Depression time.

  • La Conchita

    It is a testament to the magnitude of how much the Castros have raped Cuba to the bone to say that it would be unquestionable PROGRESS for Cuba if it were to revert 70 YEARS BACKWARDS,

  • asombra

    Yes, but blaming the Castros is too easy, too convenient, and much too kind. The reality of the matter is considerably messier, nastier and uglier. Many if not most Cubans still won't go there. I'm not sure they ever will, but the demon cannot be slain if it is not faced.

  • asombra

    A "fonda," for those who don't know, was a cheap eatery.

  • asombra

    May God grant that the visage of this Argentine asshole will one day be nowhere to be seen on Cuban soil.