¡Cuba, Cuba! Presented by The International Center Photography (ICP) at Southampton Arts Center, August 15 – September 7, 2015

“From the decadent Havana nightlife of the 1950s to the 1959 Revolution and its iconic leaders, to everyday life in contemporary Cuba, this exhibition provides an exciting, multifaceted portrait of the country, exemplifying the richness of Cuban culture, the strength of its people, and the complexity of its political history. As diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States are being restored, ¡Cuba, Cuba! offers a unique view into the island Christopher Columbus described as ‘the most beautiful land that human eyes have ever seen’.” — ICP

CUBA. Santa Clara. 1959. 'Castro enters town and delivers a speech that lasts for hours'. No photograph or digital file may be reproduced, cropped or modified (digitally or otherwise), and its caption may not be altered without prior written agreement from the photographer or a Magnum representative. Photos taken the first days of January 1959 when Cuban Dictator Fulgancio BATISTA was ousted and escaped to the Dominican Republic and Cuban rebel leader Fidel CASTRO marched with his Revolutionary Army of 8500 partisan men and women from the mountains towards Havana. His movement was called "The 26th July Movement", the date of the first Cuban insurection of 1933.Castro and his men liberated Havana, in order to appoint Dr Manuel URRUTIA as President designate.  Photos taken the first days of January 1959 when Cuban Dictator Fulgancio BATISTA was ousted and escaped to the Dominican Republic and Cuban rebel leader Fidel CASTRO marched with his Revolutionary Army of 8500 partisan men and women from the mountains towards Havana. His movement was called "The 26th July Movement", the date of the first Cuban insurection of 1933.Castro and his men liberated Havana, in order to appoint Dr Manuel URRUTIA as President designate.

Burt Glinn, Castro speaks in Santa Clara, January 5, 1959. © Burt Glinn / Magnum Photos

2. Gory_Es sólo agua en la lágrima de un extraño

Gory (Rogelio López Marin), from the series Es sólo agua en la lágrima de un extraño (It’s only water in the teardrop of a stranger), 1986. © Gory. Courtesy of Lehigh University Art Galleries – Museum Operation

3. Mendoza_Cuban fishermen

Tony Mendoza, Cuban fishermen, from the series Cuba: Going Back, 1996. © Tony Mendoza. Courtesy of Lehigh University Art Galleries – Museum Operation

4. Compos-Pons_ from the series Sagrada Familia

María Magdalena Campos-Pons, from the series Sagrada Familia (Holy Family), 2000. © María Magdalena Campos-Pons. Courtesy of Lehigh University Art Galleries – Museum Operation

5. Moore_Santa Cruz del Norte

Andrew Moore, Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba, 1999. © Andrew Moore. Courtesy the artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York

6. Perez_Untitled_from the series La Habana

Gilda Perez, Untitled, from the series La Habana, 1988. © Gilda Perez. Courtesy of Lehigh University Art Galleries – Museum Operation

Images courtesy ICP at Southampton Arts Center