02 August 2018
Photobook Havana Short Shadows
Presentation of Selected Photographs

On the launch of the new photobook Havana Short Shadows by Eva-Maria Fahrner-Tutsek, the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung presents a selection of photographs. Until 16 November 2018 the photographs will be on view at the same time as the exhibition Viewing the Other (friday 2 pm to 6 pm). The fascinating imagery impressively illustrates Havanna’s street life and documents survival in a society whose politics, trade, and communication have been restricted for a long time. The photos draw our attention to ways of life, random events and chance encounters, the social components of everyday life branded by deprivation and rationing, the state of having nothing to do, and the boredom of waiting. In spite of this time of stagnation, in spite of disappointed expectations instead of the hoped-for social change, there are commonalities, dance and play, light and beauty.

Thus Havana Short Shadows by Eva-Maria Fahrner-Tutsek, a new release of the renowned Hirmer Verlag, is more than just another illustrated book on one of the most fascinating cities in the world. For viewers reading and looking at the book, the poignant photographs allow the Cuban capital to unfold in all its positive and negative aspects.
Order your copy of the photobook here.

Feature by Julie Metzdorf on Radio Bayern 2, kulturWelt, 26 July 2018 (in German only).