The Reportage Team is proud to announce another featured exhibition of the 2013 Reportage Festival…
A Traves de Mis Ojos (Through My Eyes)’ A young photographer’s perspective of Cuba…
Arien Chang Castan’s ‘A Traves de mis Ojos’ (Through my Eyes) is the window into a changing Cuba viewed from the perspective of one of its most prominent emerging documentary photographers.
In 2003, Arien Chang Castan began to work as a documentary photographer. For seven years he worked primarily with black and white film. In the beginning, his work dealt with diverse themes such as urban landscapes, portraits, and various aspects of Cuban life. Yet all of this is a prologue to his current work.
Inspired by the work of Cartier-Bresson, Sebastiao Salgado, Bruce Davidson, and Eugene Smith, Arien has developed a series that, in a certain way, reveals an alternate reality within the changing Cuban society. Arien’s work focuses especially in areas within Cuban society that are generally ignored in Cuban documentary photography. Themes like the rodeo, gay culture, and bodybuilding are reflected in his work, always portrayed with an artistic, conceptual vision that enriches the image.
The exhibition will be on at Pixel Perfect’s X88 Gallery from May 28 to June 8, 2013
Opening night with the artist will be Wednesday May 29, contact Pixel Perfect for more info and to RSVP
Where: X88 Gallery
88 Abercrombie Street
When: May 28 to June 8, 2013
Opening night: Wednesday May 29, 2013
© Arien Chang Castan from his work in Cuba ‘Serie Parrandas, 2011′