Where form meets function

During a somewhat recent trip to Havana, American photographer Michael Dweck was able to gain access to a farandula—a tight group of well-connected artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians, and models. What he discovered was a band of passionate creatives who “merged the artistic integrity of the ’30s-era Parisian salons with the glamor and star-power of the ’70s-era Studio 54.”

The resulting photographs, “Habana Libre,” give an unprecedented glimpse into a more hopeful and vital Cuba than the western world is typically granted even cursory knowledge of. The show’s February 24th opening at the Fototeca de Cuba in Havana broke attendance records (and is up until the end of March, if you can find a way to get there). The easier way by far to get a look at the seductive photographs is to pick up the book.

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