The Cuba Project is an ongoing research project about Cuban Contemporary Fine Art Photographers. The goal of the research is to portray the artists' living and work environments, their subject matter, the methodology, processes, and techniques used to create their artwork, and to gain insight into what drives their passion and vision. An accompanying photo essay will be produced upon the project's completion.
The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs has offered to help disseminate the results of the research to the public. The information obtained from the project is intended to be published in fine art and professional media and also presented through lectures and programs in various academic settings, museums, and other public cultural institutions.
The Cuba Project was initiated Tony Bonanno who is based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. Assisting with the project is Mr. Nelson Ramirez, Director, The Cuban State Photo Archives (FOTOTECA), and Assistant Curator, Mabel Llevat. Nelson Ramirez and Mabel Llevat are also recognized as two of Cuba's foremost fine art photographers.
The photographs currently on this website are Cuban street scenes and other subjects taken incidental to the project activity in La Habana, Trinidad, and other locations in Cuba. These streets scenes constitute the CubaStreet portfolio.
This website will be updated as the project progresses.