Habana Libre by Michael Dweck
Photographer Michael Dweck's personal exploration of Havana's hidden creative class.
Habana Libre is not a media-fabricated Cuban postcard of crumbling mansions or old American cars, but a revealing and contemporary work by an artist adept at capturing the quiet gesture, the sensuous eye and the proud and provocative pose of that most romantic of contradictions: Cuba.
“A sunbaked who’s who of Cuba’s cultural elite…” — The New York Times
Includes surprising interviews with sons of Castro and Guevara as well as many others who define the creative culture of Cuba and give it texture and substance.
- Interviews by William Westbrook
- Published by Damiani editore, Italy
- 290 pages, 214 duotone plates, 21 color plates, 9.75” x 12.5”, 3 gatefolds
- Cloth bound with dust jacket
- First edition of 3000 (Sold out)
“Habana Libre is a story suggested, never told. Its subtext is an allegory of seduction, a ‘forbidden island’ that embodies a provocative mix of danger, tension, authority and mystery; teeming with an intoxicating air of sensuality and a rhythmic, almost hypnotic undercurrent.” – Michael DweckA portion of this book's proceeds will go towards supporting the Cuban art community through the American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba.