Downtown Mall : Vinegar Hill Theatre
Return to Cuba: In the Footsteps of Walker Evans2015. USA. 52 min.
Director: Ross McDermott Featuring: Sam Abell, Skip Klein, Ross McDermott
Just weeks before the American and Cuban governments reconciled, a group of renowned photographers traveled to Cuba. They challenged themselves to document this historical tipping point through a reexamination and reinterpretation of the 1930s photographs of the legendary Walker Evans. Director Ross McDermott interweaves past and present as photographers pay homage to Evans’s work. These photographers capture the colorful Cuban ethos with techniques ranging from quick street-style photography to uncommon camera-obscura practices. This intricate documentary offers a unique perspective on Cuba’s complex cultural landscape as seen through the lenses of intergenerational photographers. Discussion with director Ross McDermott, producer Skip Klein, photographer Sam Abell, and moderator Roberto Armengol (U.Va.)
Supported by LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph