Campesinos: Inside the Soul of Cuba by Chip CooperCampesinos: Inside the Soul of Cuba by Chip Cooper

Campesinos: Inside the Soul of Cuba

byChip Cooper, Julio Ángel Larramendi JoaPhotographerChip Cooper

Hardcover | March 7, 2017

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Deep inside the soul of Cuba are the campesinos-the men and women who have always worked the countryside across the length and breadth of Cuba, away from cities, towns, and often villages. Resilient, resourceful, and proud, campesinos are the heart and soul of Cuba. The fruit of years of travel among Cuba's less-known and little-explored rural communities, Campesinos: Inside the Soul of Cuba is a collection of loving and intimate photographs by world-renowned photographers Chip Cooper and Julio Larramendi documenting people and places from every corner of the island nation, many never seen by Cubans themselves let alone visitors from abroad.
Into the center of this world traveled two photographers to document these extraordinary people. One, Julio Larramendi, was born in Cuba and has spent his whole life there. The other, Chip Cooper, came to visit for the first time from his native Alabama more than a decade ago. Together, Cooper and Larramendi have captured the light, sounds, and spirit of the campesino landscape and the humble and determined people who inhabit it, ways of living that have not changed, in many instances, for a century or more. From green tobacco fields and winding roads to the faces, both stern and smiling, of children and their close-knit families, Cooper and Larramendi have captured in this landmark volume the rhythms and traditions of contemporary rural Cuban life in ways never before documented.
Chip Cooper is a current artist in residence from the Fototeca de Cuba for the City of Havana and artist in residence in the Honors College at the University of Alabama. He is the author, coauthor, and/or photographer of several photography books, including Hunting: The Southern Tradition, Alabama Memories, Silent in the Land, Common T...
Title:Campesinos: Inside the Soul of CubaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 12 × 10 × 1.1 inPublished:March 7, 2017Publisher:University Of Alabama PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0817319506

ISBN - 13:9780817319502

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Editorial Reviews

"Julio Larramendi and Chip Cooper do not place any claims on our state. Their interest is to give them an idea of our real life. In its esteem, they have painted its portrait. And we, these peasants, in our past and present reality, summon the ghosts of our grandparents."
-Reynaldo Gonzalez, from the Preface