Saturday, March 16, 2013

Cuba Today Street Photography by Jorge Santana Gives Sacramentans a Glimpse of Havana Street Scenes

For my readers who live in Sacramento, I want to call your attention to a wonderful new exhibit of photography at the Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, 2015 J Street, Sacramento. Entitled "Cuba Today Street Photography," the show features photographs of Jorge Santana, a retired Sac State professor and experienced group leader for cultural trips to Cuba. Here is a link to the Second Saturday crowd enjoying the exhibit: . 

One of the photographs that interested me showed a cottage book publisher who hand assembles and binds every book, made from primitive photocopies of manuscript pages. When I asked the professor about it, he vanished for a moment and magically reappeared, bearing a sample of the book produced. Holding the delicate volume, I felt that if I sneezed, it would fall apart. I could feel the love that went into putting together each page. If you watch the video link above, you will see me examining the book at 4:02 into the video. The professor is wearing a guayabera shirt.

It's a sunny day here and I'm off to give Scruffy a bath! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

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