Top Photographer’s Images of Cuba Coming to St. Pete History Museum
By TB Reporter
It is the feature aspect of an artistic and photographic tour through the island nation that is beginning to open its doors.
ST. PETERSBURG — The “Experience Cuba” exhibit opens June 16 at the St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 Second Ave. NE, and will feature Clyde Butcher, a legendary nature photographer based in south Florida. .
It is a multi-faceted artistic tour of the once-forbidden island. Butcher’s element is “Cuba: The Natural Beauty.” Also featured are works from renowned Cuban artists Los Carpinteros and Ibrahim Miranda, as well as historical and cultural photographs of Cuba taken from residents of the Tampa Bay community.
The show is presented by AARP Tampa Bay and the St. Petersburg-based Florida Humanities Council.
“Cuba, The Natural Beauty” was commissioned by the United Nations to create a portfolio of the mountainous lands of Cuba. Butcher took three week-long expeditions into unfamiliar lands, exploring geographic regions from the Sierra Maestra Mountains in Cuba’s eastern Granma province, to the southern coast between Manzananilo and Santiago de Cuba. He ventured to places including Baracoa in the northeast, the southern waterfalls of the Serra de San Juan, and the mogotes, or steep hills, of the west in the Piña del Rio region.
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