Stuart Schwartz, owner of the Image Flow on Miller Avenue, and fellow Bay Area photographer Jock McDonald recently led a group of six participants to Havana for a photography workshop to shoot the Cuban vision of Cuba. Renowned Cuban photographers Alex Castro and Ramses Batista joined the team to give participants a Cuban perspective on their work.
The photographers are showing off their work throughout June at the Image Flow, kicking off with an opening reception Saturday, June 6 at 7pm.
The itinerary of the group's week in Cuba was kept fast and loose, which led to a dynamic workshop and a wide array of shooting styles, from a shooting a pickup band on a street corner at dawn, to shooting strobes with Cuban body builders against the backdrop of Casablanca, to staging prima ballerinas from the Cuban National Ballet in a private apartment that looked like a fantastic movie set.
The images included in this exhibition were made by the workshop participants, as well as the instructors. The subjects of the images span the breadth of the trip, and are sure to be as inspiring to the viewer, as the experience in Cuba was life-changing for this exceptional group of photographers.
The 411: The "Cuba Vision of Cuba" exhibit is at The Image Flow, 401 Miller Avenue, Suite A, throughout June. Opening reception is Saturday, June 6 at 7pm at The Image Flow.