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Land, land, land.

Cuba 1992-1994.

Bronze Winner (Category Book-Documentary)  PX3  2021. Paris, France.

Bronze Winner (Category Book-Documentary)  MIFA 2021. Moscow, Russia.

Bronze Winner (Category Book-Documentary)  BIFA 2020. Budapest, Ungría.

The photographs in this book have been presented as a body of evidence and have obtained:

Honorable Mention  ( Category Portfolio-Personal) B IFA 2020. Ungría.

Honorable Mention   (Analog / Film, Other) IPA 2020. USA.
Honorable Mention   (Editorial / Press, Photo Essay Feacture Story) IPA 2020. USA.
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My work is generally based on documentary photography, in several of my Series I delve into ethnography and anthropology, as in this case. As we all know, black slaves were brought from Africa in a violent and dehumanized way. Possibly more than 14 million not counting those who died during the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, according to studies. They were totally stripped of their identities, from the religions imposed by their owners, to the very name itself.

The images that I present  They do not belong to a show for tourists, nor are they theatrical or dance works performed by a group of artists. They are real images of two cultures, the "Yorubá" also called "Regla de Ochá", (Afro-Cuban Santeria) the most popular in the towns of Havana City.  and  Santiago de Cuba  and the "Kimbiza, Santo Cristo del Buen Viaje", one of the least known, founded in Cuba in the 18th century including within itself,  the knowledge of all the religions practiced of that time (European and African).

Both star  in the images disease cures processes. The sacrifice of animals and the Earth are one of the fundamental elements for the neutralization  of the different negative energies that cause  the evils presented by the treatises in these ceremonies.

Afro-Cuban religions have generally operated secretly to one degree or another since their inception arriving in America with slaves brought from Africa.  Being  considered  as pagan by the dominant religions implanted in the European colonies, they were forced to create new  livelihoods  by means of secrecy and in other cases by syncretism or adaptation of his religious concepts to those of his colonists.

In Cuba there are several cultures of different important connotations coming from  at least from more than 5 regions in Africa. These practices were little by little less secret from the beginning of the 1959 dictatorship. The Dictatorship gradually allowed the protagonism of the religions of origin  African when he was denied as a legitimate authority by the Churches of European tradition.  

My work is generally based on documentary photography, in several of my series I delve into ethnography and anthropology, as in this case. As we all know, black slaves were brought from Africa in a violent and dehumanized. Possibly more than 14 million without counting those who died during the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, according to studies. They were totally stripped of their identities, from the religions imposed by their owners, to the very own name.

 

The images that I present do not belong to a tourist show, nor are they plays or dances performed by a group of artists. They are real images of two cultures, the "Yorubá" also called "Regla de Ochá", (Afro-Cuban Santeria) the most popular in the towns of Havana and Santiago de Cuba and the "Kimbiza, Santo Cristo del Buen Viaje", one of the least known, founded in Cuba in the 18th century, including within itself, the knowledge of all the practiced religions of that time (European and African).

 

Both star in the images of disease processes of healing. The sacrifice of animals and the land is one of the key elements for the neutralization of the various negative energies that cause the evils that have treaties in these ceremonies.

 

Afro-Cuban religions have generally functioned secretly to one degree or another since their inception when they arrived in America with slaves brought from Africa. Being considered pagan by the dominant religions implanted in the European colonies, they were forced to create new forms of subsistence through secrecy and in other cases by him syncretism or adaptation of their religious concepts to those of their settlers.


In Cuba there are several important cultures of different connotations from at least over 5 regions of Africa. These practices were gradually less secret since the beginning of the dictatorship of 1959. The dictatorship gradually allowed the prominence of the religions of African origin when it was reneged as legitimate authority by the churches of European tradition.

Size: 7  x 7  inches. 84  pages. 40  Photographs  

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