Cristobal Herrera Ulashkevich

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Cuban vision

Cristobal Herrera Ulashkevich is a Cuban photographer based in Havana. Born in the 1970s, his black and white images featuring iconography of the revolution, everyday life and people demonstrate the continuing vitality of the contemporary Cuban photographic scene.
Cristobal Herrera Ulashkevich is one of the younger generation of Cuban photographers, born in the 1970s, whose work demonstrates the flourishing photographic scene in contemporary Cuba.

His work looks at the iconography of the revolution, employing ultra-wide dynamic viewpoints in black and white. As Peter Marshall points out in an essay on Cuban photography on the www.photography.about.com website: ‘For young Cuban photographers the situation over the past ten years has been very difficult. Apart from the government owned media there are few opportunities for publication and even less for making a living. At least part of the reason for the health of black and white photography in Cuba has been the lack of colour materials.’

Ulashkevich was the youngest contributor selected for the ‘Cuba, Si! Cuba, Seen!’ retrospective of 50 years of Cuban photography at the Royal National Theatre in London in 2000. He has shown work in numerous group exhibitions in Cuba, Canada, the USA, Europe and at Asahi Photo in Japan.

In an essay for the exhibition, photographer Keith Cardwell noted that the younger photographers had all learned their craft using Russian film and Chinese photographer paper. ‘Their personal vision, however, is Cuban and their attitude is unique and uncorrupted.’
Author: Judith Staines

Bio

Cristobal Herrera Ulashkevich is a Cuban photographer based in Havana. Born in the 1970s, he was the youngest contributor selected for the ‘Cuba, Si! Cuba, Seen!’ retrospective of 50 years of Cuban photography at the Royal National Theatre in London in 2000. He has shown work in Cuba, Canada, the USA and Japan.

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Cuba Si! 50 years of Cuban photography

Exhibition / Installation,
2000
Group show of 11 photographers toured throughout UK and abroad. Opened Royal National Theatre, London.

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About Photography

Essay on Cuban photography.

Visiting Arts

Feature on Cuba Si! Cuba Seen! exhibition with essays by Nicky Akehurst, Keith Cardwell and Alberto Diaz Korda.

Visiting Arts

Feature on Cuba Si! Cuba Seen! exhibition with essays by Nicky Akehurst, Keith Cardwell and Alberto Diaz Korda.