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Student-curated photography exhibition shows Cuba through the eyes of eight Havana residents, April 2-17, 2014

What happens when a Vassar student travels to Havana and gives disposable cameras to eight Cubans around the city? Find out at the resulting photography exhibition, 8 Habaneros: A Portrait of Havana, Cuba Through 8 Residents’ Eyes. This show will be on display in the Faculty Commons of Main Building from April 2-17. The exhibition will open with a reception on Wednesday, April 2, 4:30-6 pm in the Faculty Commons.

Isabel Moore (class of '15) spent the fall 2013 semester studying in Havana, Cuba, where she distributed disposable cameras to eight city residents. Moore asked them to document their daily lives through photography. This exhibit is a compilation of their photos and the short pieces they wrote to accompany their images as curated by Moore.

Moore came to the project through a long-standing interest in photojournalism; she is a political science major at Vassar.

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Posted by Office of Communications Friday, March 28, 2014