About the Italian photographer Ernesto BAZAN (b.1959, in Palermo)

Ernesto BAZAN went to New York in 1979 to study photography at the School of Visual Arts. In 1982 he joined the photo agency Magnum Photos, which he left two years later.  From 1992 to 2006 he lived mostly in Cuba, documenting an important period in Cuban history: 'El Periodo Especial'. His photographs have been exhibited in Europe, Latin America and the United States.

Photo books by Ernesto BAZAN

  • 'Il passato perpetuo / The Perpetual Past' (1982, 1985)
    'Passing through' (1993)
    'Cuba' (2008)
    'Al Campo' (2011)
    'Isla' (2014)
    'Before you grow up' (2017)
    '25 de Noviembre ' (2020)

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The out-of-print volume 'Bazan Cuba' by Italian photographer Ernesto BAZAN is a documentation of life on the isolated island ruled by Fidel Castro. The photographs were taken between 1992 and 2006. It is the first volume of a planned photo book trilogy.
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  • Two grants from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Alicia Patterson Foundation
    1982: Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie in Arles
    1995: Mother Jones Award; World Press Photo Award in the 'Daily Life stories' category
    1998: W. Eugene Smith Award
Exhibitions (a selection)
  • 2011: 'Al Campo', Mondo Galeria, Madrid
    2012: 'Al Campo', Byline Photo, Milan
    2015: 'Cuba, Then and Now' (Group exhibition), Sous Les Etoiles The Gallery, New York City
    2016: 'Cuban Trilogy', ZAC, Palermo
    2018: 'Cuban Trilogy', Instytut Fotografii Fort, Warsaw
    2021: 'Raw Poetry: Ernesto Bazan in Cuba', Art Museum of the Americas, Washington D.C.