EVAN MCQUAID BEDFORD - "Cuba" June 24th thru August 20th, 2017
Opening Reception Saturday June 24th 5-8 PM
This exhibition offers an intimate view into Cuba at a critical moment in time not just for the subjects but also the viewers. It provides a window into a society and asks us to question what our relationship will be from here on out. This dialogue is just one step in the course of a rapidly changing Cuba. With change comes both gains and losses and these photos aim to preserve some aspect of what may be lost to time and development.
Bedford first traveled to Cuba in 2007 and quickly found himself pulled in many directions by the complexities and contrasts of a country fighting for its survival. At times frustrating to witness a population in such hardship, he was always brought back to the realization that its people would forever endure because of their determined spirit and perseverance. An intrinsically complicated country, it took Bedford weeks to even process and garner a solid first impression. He made a promise to himself to return one day to elaborate on his impressions through the medium of photography.