Havana: The Revolutionary Moment
Photographs by Burt Glinn
Havana: The Revolutionary Moment presents a unique collection of never-before-seen photographs by veteran Magnum photographer Burt Glinn, recording Fidel Castro’s historic entry into Havana. In the introductory memoir, Glinn describes the combination of chutzpah and journalistic prescience that led him to leave a New York party and hop a plane to Havana on New Year’s Eve, 1959. The photographs he returned with—of Fidel thronged by his countrymen and women as he stopped to encourage them along the road to Havana, of troops embracing, and of fierce men and women alike taking up arms in the streets—are full of the revolutionary fervor and idealistic anticipation that characterized that moment in Cuban history. The show opened to acclaim at the Fototeca de Cuba in Havana in January 2001 and will travel to Madrid, London, Paris, Milan, and other venues, before returning to the United States. The domestic tour is organized in association with the Southeast Museum of Photography in Daytona, Florida.
2002-2007 domestic and international tour
Total 93 items to occupy 150 linear feet:
o 29 gelatin-silver prints at 11 x 14" matted with a 4-ply archival board, framed in black metal under UV Plexi
o 11 gelatin-silver prints at 16 x 20" matted with a 4-ply archival board, framed in black metal under UV Plexi
o 5 gelatin-silver prints at 20 x 24" matted with a 4-ply archival board, framed in black metal under UV Plexi
o 3 poetry excerpt panels at 20 x 30"
o 2 bilingual text panels at 20 x 30"
o 44 bilingual (Spanish and English) captions
o 6-8 week bookings
o Fee: $4,500 plus prorated one-way shipping and insurance
o Artist available for panels and lectures
o 15 copies of catalog/publication Havana: The Revolutionary Moment included with each booking