Chronicles of an Island marks the first UK solo exhibition for Raúl Cañibano (b. 1961, Havana).
One of the most respected photographers working in Cuba today, his award-winning work focuses on the country’s people and lives in a post-revolution era and reflect his close ties to, and love for, his homeland. Due to the restrictions on imports and the absence of darkrooms in Cuba, Cañibano transported his precious negatives to the UK in a cigar box to produce the silver gelatin prints for our exhibition. These limited editions have been made exclusively for The Photographers’ Gallery in collaboration with master printer Robin Bell.
With special thanks to exhibition liaison, Dr James Kent (Royal Holloway, University of London).