The photography of Alex Harris juxtaposes Cuba and the United States through the windshields of the island’s archetypal 1950s American cars.
If you look at my photographs of Cuba — what are they really? They are looking at the symbols of Cuba that most Americans have in their minds, the archetypes of Cuba: the American car, the beautiful woman, the revolutionary hero. I approach each of these archetypes as a photographer asking a question: If this is our sense of Cuba if Americans see Cuba through this lens, what does that really mean?
January 11, 2011
Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies Article