Jesse A. Fernandez, 'De la Havane à Paris, tours et détours'

Art, Photography Free
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Exposition Jesse A. Fernández à la maison de l'Amérique latine
© Jesse A. Fernández 'Fidel Castro', Cuba, 1959

There’s far more to Jesse A. Fernandez than his iconic shots of Fidel Castro and the 1959 Cuban revolution that marked the beginning of his career. This exhibition reveals his more intimate, human side – this from a man who shot Salvador Dali, Marcel Duchamp, Elizabeth Taylor and Ernest Hemingway. From his native Havana to New York and from Madrid to Paris, the works are first and foremost rich records of the Cuban photographer’s travels. As he journeyed through the great cities of Europe and America, Fernandez perfected the originality of his expression: random encounters with strangers and the bonds of friendship that he made during his peregrinations (especially with artists and writers) give his most affecting portraits their energy. Allergic to the studio, Fernandez captured his models in the street, at railway stations, at the theatre or in intimate environments, producing real works of art.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10am-8pm, Saturday 2pm-6pm

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