Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco is pleased to present The Light in Cuban Eyes, a group exhibition opening Thursday, September 10, 2015. The exhibition of contemporary Cuban photography has many works that are being shown on the west coast for the first time. Participating artists include: Pedro Abascal, Pavel Acosta, Juan Carlos Alom, Jorge Luis Álvarez Pupo, Ramsés Batista, Raúl Cañibano, Arien Chang, Donis Dayán, Reinaldo Echemendía Cid, Adrián Fernández, Eduardo García, Alejandro González, Liudmila + Nelson, Kadir López Nieves, José Julián Martí, Néstor Martí, René Peña, Alejandro Pérez, Michel Pou, Leysis Quesada, Alfredo Ramos, and Lissette Solórzano.
The photographs featured at Jenkins Johnson Gallery were created during and after Cuba’s “Special Period”, occurring after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1992, and the withdrawal of Soviet backing. Some of the photographs betray this sense of hardship, while many also reveal the energy and beauty of the island and its people. Works range from traditional silver gelatin prints of street scenes to three-dimensional, digitally created images.