This Collector's Edition includes the book, Cuba and this print signed and numbered by Andrew Moore: Casa de verano, El Vedado, 1999, Archival inkjet prints, 30 x 38 cm. The photograph has been printed in 2012 in a limited edition of 50 copies and is housed in a cloth slipcase.
American photographer Andrew Moore began making pictures in Cuba in 1998, and during ten subsequent visits spread over the next fourteen years, worked to reveal many facets of the island's unique character and life. In 2002, he published some of this work in Inside Havana, to great acclaim, and which is now out of print. This edition, while including many of Moore's older classic images, reconceives its predecessor with a new layout, as well as finer and larger reproductions. The afterword was especially commissioned for this edition from Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, one of Cuba's leading independent bloggers. Working with a large format camera, Moore insightfully records the shifting fortunes of Cuba, in superb photographs full of painterly light and dynamic color.
His images span a tremendous variety of subjects, ranging from humble interiors to magnificent modernism, as well as portraits and landscapes. One theme introduced in this revised version is the contrast between the frayed patinas of Cuban homes and the great, unspoiled beauty of the island's nature. Cuba is a stirring portrait of a country isolated from the globalized world, overflowing with its own remarkable riches.
American photographer Andrew Moore (born 1957) is widely acclaimed for his photographic series, usually taken over many years, which record the effect of time on the natural and built landscape. These series include work from Cuba, Russia, Times Square, Detroit, and the High Plains of the United States. Moore's photographs are held in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Gallery of Art, the Yale University Art Gallery, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the George Eastman House and the Library of Congress amongst many other institutions. He has received grants from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the New York State Council on the Arts, the JM Kaplan Fund, and the Cissy Patterson Foundation. Moore's other publications include Detroit Disassembled, Making History, Governors Island, Russia; Beyond Utopia, Cuba and Inside Havana. He also produced and photographed How to draw a bunny, a documentary feature film on the artist Ray Johnson. The movie premiered at the 2002 Sundance Festival, where it won a Special Jury prize.