“I have a deep love for the people of Cuba. Throughout a lifetime of world travel, rarely have I been to a place where I’ve witnessed so much grace, spirit, dignity, and wonderful humanity… The people of Cuba have taught and demonstrated to me so many beautiful lessons of how life can be lived well. This book is a visual tribute with love to the grace of spirit of the people of Cuba.”
Peter is true to his promise of a visual tribute… and treat!
A renowned photojournalist Peter, has been documenting moments of historic change for several decades, not least the fall of the Berlin Wall, Tianmen Square, and the end of apartheid in South Africa. In 1989 he accompanied Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev to Havana… the beginning of a three-decade love affair so poignantly reflected in this newly released book.
His recent photo exhibition at Havana’s Museum of Fine Arts, also titled ‘Cuba: A Grace of Spirit,’ was a huge hit, earning a full page review in the Granma newspaper. Justifiably.
The images speak empathetically of the Cubans’ joyful spirit, vivacity, and creativity, capturing typical moments of Cuban life in a kaleidoscope of simple, exquisitely composed, and evocative vignettes.
Thank you, Peter.