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.

EXHIBITION FACTS:

• Total 53 items to occupy 150 linear feet
• 50 gelatin-silver prints matted with
4-ply archival board, framed in black wood
frames, under UV plexi, sizes 16 x 20” to 20 x 24”
• Two 20 x 24” text panels
• One 40 x 50” title panel (mounted on board)
• Publication: Havana: The Revolutionary Moment
• Rental Fee: $4,000