"Cuba 1959" Spotlights Photographs from the Cuban Revolution by Burt Glinn
Tulla Booth Gallery on Main Street in Sag Harbor hosted the opening reception and book launch/signing of Cuba 1959 by Burt Glinn based on the astonishing photographs from the Cuban Revolution just as the insurrection was happening. The book features iconic and never before seen images, which will be on display thru December 18.
On New Year’s Eve 1958, the young Magnum photographer was celebrating at a black tie party in New York City. At the party the talk that evening was of corrupt Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista, who was rumored to be on the verge of fleeing from Havana to save his life and had already backed his army trucks up to the treasury.
Glinn borrowed $400 from Magnum president Cornell Capa, grabbed his camera gear, and raced to La Guardia just in time to make the last flight to Miami. He arrived just after dawn in Havana, Batista had fled. Glinn miraculously found Fidel, and his magnificent photographs convey the idealism, mayhem and excitement of that moment in history. For the first time ever, unrestricted access has been given to Glinn’s extraordinary archive. The result is "CUBA 1959," a firs-thand account that runs almost like a movie.
For gallery hours or more information go to: Tulla Booth Gallery 66 Main Street, Sag Harbor
Photography: Barry Gordin
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