Desmemoria by Pierre-Elie De Pibrac
. First edition. First impression large format hardback in new condition. Signed and dated by Pierre-Elie De Pibrac to title page and by Zoe Valdes to end of her essay in the book. No markings. This is a new book. Text in French. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
Desmemoria is a photographic, anthropological and also social testimony to the community of Cuban azucareros – workers of the sugar industry and the insurgence of the first hour.
So, De Pibrac lived nearly a year in immersion with various Cuban families in this community. Through this experience, the photographer questions the end of utopias in people who believed and worked to incarnate the Castro dream. This project therefore tells how Cubans now apprehend their daily lives, how they look at their recent history.
A unique novel by Zoé Valdés brings a complementary light to this photographic narrative.
An original drawing by the Cuban artist Alejandro Campins closes the book.
"Immersed in the heart of Cuba, I met the inhabitants of the bateyes (villages) of the sugar factories, still active or abandoned. I also met the sugar workers to bear witness to these sacrificed lives and to immortalize these trades which are so emblematic of the island, but condemned to disappear." - De Pibrac
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