Books of cuban photography

Cuba is a country where photography books (professional) that are usually found speak of political leaders, are books related to the history of the Cuban revolution or were made by classical photographers like Walker Evans.

I admire each and every one of the books made in Cuba, for its aesthetic and documentary value. In the future I would like to contribute my book to this collection of books about the Cuban people, since the theme of all of them is "the Cuban people".

In my case I work on the racial identity of the people of Cuba and I hope for 2020 to be able to show my next book "the cuban race" click here

The best Books of cuban photography

Below I show you a personal selection of some of the most characteristic or significant photography books that can be found about Cuba, the vast majority are documentaries about the country, more oriented to political leaders and now more oriented to show the life of the Cuban people.

In Cuba it is relatively easy to find the official books about political leaders. They mainly deal with the years of the Cuban Revolution.

If you are interested in buying any of the others maybe the best one is Amazon.



Different cuban photographers and their photographs about Che Guevara

Alberto Korda.


Several Authors

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Others are classics of photographers of great international renown as Walker Evans

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Magnum photographer Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb made this book (already in the 21st century)

On the other hand, the current Cuban photographers do not have many possibilities to print books since the printers in Cuba are not private and it seems that they do not bet on this type of product or there is no economy to make them.


Sandro Miller

Raul Cañibano has published his book in Spain thanks to the Editorial La Fabrica.


Collection of several Cuban authors, perhaps the largest catalog that currently exists on Cuban photographers.

The Madeleine P. Plonsker Collection

of Contemporary Cuban Photography


The last book I have seen in Cuban bookstores, made in Cuba, has dancers in the streets of Cuba as a theme, made by the Cuban photographer Gabriel Davalos.

Her name is Habana Sensual - Ciudad Clásica.

It can be found in Cuban bookstores, it is a simple book but with some photographs of great aesthetic beauty.


Susan Bank : Campo Adentro.

An excellent book of documentary photography about the life of Cubans in the campom I think the work was done in the area of Viñales and another book about Havana


Is out of stock but this magazine is a jewell about cuban photography, a work done by Henri Cartier-Bresson

Anna Mia Davidson


Andrew More "Cuba"


Amazon : here


Michael Connors : About places

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There are a lot of books about photography in Cuba, especially in recent years where the "auto edition" of books has become fashionable, here I leave a couple of links to see more of these photographic gems aimed at documenting the life of the people Cuban.





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