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Entering Cuba

Cuba photography exhibition at the Getty in LA.

The photography exhibition at the Getty in LA is called, “A Revolutionary Project: Cuba from Walker Evans to Now.”

If you have an interest in the socialist revolutionaries of twentieth century, you’ll find this exhibition fascinating. If not, you’ll yawn.

From images of Che Guevara to who else but Fidel Castro, you can almost smell the smoke from the big stogies that hang out of the mouths of the Caribbean “freedom” fighters.

To be sure, you’ve probably seen similar images as the ones you’ll find at this exhibition–the tattered architecture, desperate people and the poverty. It’s a documentary about all of the Caribbean, the region of the world that’s so close to the United States, yet so far in terms of wealth.

The irony of it all is the opulance of the museum in which this exhibition takes place. The Getty is a work of architectural art; its walls glide upward, its gardens filled with flowers and its concrete mixes with glass so that the lush surroundings are matched with simplicity inside.

Don’t get me wrong; the Getty should be a must of things to do in LA. I go there every chance I get. The photo ops are some of the best you can get in the City of Angels.

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