Lecture: Women Photographers in the Republic: Female Section of the Cuban Photography Club (1935-1962)
Lecturer: Aldeide Delgado; Director and Founder of the Women Photographers International Archive.
This lecture offers an unprecedented approach to women’s role as a modernizing force in Cuban society. It focuses on the scenario marked by the existence of the Photographic Club of Cuba, between 1935 and 1962. Delgado will make reference to some of her finds while doing research for her project Catalog of Cuban Women Photographers. Conceived in 2013, this initiative aims to document and recognize the work of women photographers in Cuba. It is a platform for the investigation on women who contributed to the development of Cuban photography, the historical conditions of their artistic participation, and the topics in their works beginning in 1853 with the recovery of the first Cuban female photographer to the present.
On the Lecturer
Aldeide Delgado is a Magna Cum Laude Art History graduate from the University of Havana, Cuba. In 2018, she was a fellow of the School of Art Criticism, a program of the INBA-Siqueiros Project with the support of Jumex Foundation and Patronato de Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico. The year before, she was granted the Research and Production of Critic Essay Fellowship by Teor/éTica for her project Solid Abstraction: Political Paths in Central America and the Caribbean.
Delgado is the founder and director of the nonprofit organization Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA) that researches, promotes, supports and educates about the role of women and those identified as women in photography. She is the author of Catalog of Cuban Women Photographers, the online platform www.catalogofotografascubanas.org and the namesake book. Her articles have appeared in publications such as Art OnCuba, Cuban Art News, Arte Al Límite, Artishock, Terremoto, C&America Latina, Arcadia, as well as diverse independent art blogs. She is currently a contributor for Artishock, Terremoto, ArtNexus, and C&America Latina.
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$5 Members / $10 Non-Members
This lecture is presented with the additional support of Arts Connection and Women Photographers International Archive.