|Limited Edition of Bazan Cuba by Ernesto Bazan|
Bazan Cuba is a more personal project. Collecting over a decade of his photography in Cuba, the black & white images are a beautiful view of the country. “Of the thousands of pictures of Cuba by Cubans and foreign photographers, none that I know look very much like these. The images here are stamped throughout with the photographer's name, his perceptions, his mind, and they tell a story that belongs to him alone,” writes Vicki Goldberg.
The limited edition of Al Campo is presented in a large hand-made wooden box reminiscent of a cigar box. The Bazan Cuba limited edition comes in a hand-made clothbound clamshell box. Both include a print.
"After teaching for so many years to my students how to better edit their own work, I felt that I wanted to make a book listening to their many voices, advice and suggestions. At the end of each workshop, I'd show the dummy to my students and listen. I'd tell them to be honest and direct. If they would make a convincing argument to eliminate an image or move it somewhere else in the sequence I'd follow their advice and toss away an image or move it around. In the end, we were left with the 118 images taken over a decade of living on the island. Over 50 students greatly helped also in the sheer designing of the book's cover and the graphic.
|Interior of Bazan Cuba Limited Edition, hardbound book and enclosed print|
"To make the clamshell box of the limited editions of Bazan Cuba, I used an old Italian master near Verona, who used Fabriano acid free paper and Thai black linen cloth. The title of the book was serigraphed on top of the box in white and red. We made three limited editions of 100 c in the three languages the book was printed, namely, English, Italian and Spanish. For each edition we used a different photograph.
|Bazan Cuba Limited Edition, shown with English Edition image. See images for the Italian and Spanish Editions|
"Bazan Cuba won in 2009, the best book of the year award at the New York Photo Festival. The English edition sold rapidly after it came out in 2008 and it has now become a collector's item and very few copies remain.
|Limited Edition of Al Campo by Ernesto Bazan|
"For the Al Campo three Limited editions, once again, I relied on the help of an Italian artisan specialized in making wood-boxes. After looking at various prototypes made with different types of wood, we settled for a light birch wood to make the cigar-like wooden boxes that house the limited editions. The title of the book was serigraphed on top of the box.
|Interior of Limited Edition, hardbound copy of book and selection of one of three prints, Girl pictured here|
See print choices Boots and Chair
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