Hidden Cuba: A Photojournalist's Unauthorized Journey To Cuba To Capture Daily Life: 50 Years After Castro's Revolution
Renowned American photographer Jack Watson traveled to Cuba on a legal humanitarian visa. He chronicled his journey with breathtaking, and often heartbreaking, images of the Cuban people, cites, and countryside. Watson describes his visit:“I had stepped back in time 50 years — this was my first impression of Cuba. My journey, which began in Havana, consisted of traveling by bus, pedicab, coco cab,...
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Group Inc. (March 16, 2011)
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“Watson is a hardworking professional with a reputation well earned as a dedicated documentary photographer. Unfortunately, this publication is a mishmash of mixed quality images, poorly edited and presented, looking more like a collection of photos ...”
1957 Chevy, and foot. I was here primarily to help the Cuban people, but giving away medicine, vitamins, and money felt like using aspirin to treat the plague. I covered hundreds of miles, traveling in an oval-shaped route with stops at Cienfuegos, the Bay of Pigs, Trinidad, and Varadero Beach in the province of Matanzas — and then back to Havana.As the title of this book indicates, this is an unauthorized journal of photographs taken during my visit. While I certainly share similar and compassionate thoughts about humanitarian aid toward people in need, I felt a greater calling in compiling the images for this book. If one picture is indeed worth thousands of words, then this is an encyclopedic portrayal of the real, hidden Cuba. This is not a travel guide; I’ll leave that for the tourism industry. It is, however, a behind-the-scenes look at the Cuba that tourists never see.I have tried to present a wide portrayal of images that will allow the viewer to see all aspects of Castro’s Cuba. You cannot look at the glitz alone and make logical conclusions about this country; while there is some beauty, there is more decay. While the country is admittedly a communist enclave, when looking at these images, one has to ask if this form of government was the right choice for the Cuban people. You be the judge — the story is in your hands.”Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president’s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.This Atlantic Publishing eBook was professionally written, edited, fact checked, proofed and designed. The print version of this book is 272 pages and you receive exactly the same content. Over the years our books have won dozens of book awards for content, cover design and interior design including the prestigious Benjamin Franklin award for excellence in publishing. We are proud of the high quality of our books and hope you will enjoy this eBook version.