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Cuban education seen through a brazilian photographer
Cuba and the Education is the name of the exhibition opened in the emblematic National Hotel of Cuba, the Brazilian dancer, writer, and photographer Conceicao Prum.

Vedado Saloon, one of the most famous of the Havanian hotel which welcomed in its history the English politician Winston Churchill until the movie star Robert de Niro, is the venue for this singular collection of 16 scenes that summarizes an islander vision of the Brazilian photographer.

In an exclusive interview to Cubasí, Conceicao Prun defined Cuba as "the country of education" and she praised the social efforts being carried out in this essential field in the training of new generations.

"I went to Old Havana, Humanity Patrimony and I visited the primary school Angela Landa, my impressions were unique and that image grew solid when I attended another center, the school Pedro Maria Rodriguez, of 10 de Octubre municipality.

Pruns first visit to Cuba was in 2006, and that was what gave origin to the social project in the field of education.

"Education is a mystery to me hence for this project which I love, I decided to elaborate some questions after consulting books and articles in the National Library José Marti", asserted the artist.

"I read about Marti and through his reflections I realize the sources of all the Cuban efforts in this sense", she added.

"Commander Fidel Castro affirmed that the massive talent that everyone must have access to knowledge in order to develop it", asserted Conceicao Prun.

From the formal point of view Prun supports analogue photography, especially in white and black and technically, her successes are related to the world of the gray scale.

For this artist photography is simply history itself and for that reason she wants to save it for the future.

The faces of Cuban students stay on the canvas, with all their burden of subjectivity and freshness. Conceicao Pruns photos are a testimony of Cuba in the XXI century.
Source: CubaSi

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