Few Americans have traveled to Cuba. Our vision of the country is generally grim images from TV news footage.
But a group of Silicon Valley photographers returned from the island nation with a very different opinion. “What struck each of us was the open-heartedness and resilience of the Cuban people,” said Foothill Photography Professor Ron Herman who led the expedition. “Despite daunting everyday challenges, Cubans display their huge hearts and upbeat spirit in everything they do.”
An exhibit of 39 photographs from that visit is on display at the Krause Center for Innovation Gallery, Foothill College, through Jan. 16.
Cuban at Heart: A photographic exhibition, captured images of Cuban life during a two week journey. Three of the photographers are from Palo Alto: Le Lu, Sue Neville and Lisa Van Dusen. The other exhibitors include Ann Eddington, Liane Freeman, Allen Gary, Julia Gary, Deborah Hayes, Ron Herman, Bob Hills, Neeley Main, Annabelle Port, Gabrielle Rondell, Bill Scull, Joan Sperans, Timotius Tjahjadi and Don Wheatley.
The exhibit is open Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 8:30pm; Saturday: 9am - 5pm; Closed on Sundays and for holidays 12/17-1/6.
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