Fidel's Cuba

A Revolution in Pictures

Fidel's Cuba

Fidel’s Cuba commemorates the anniversary of the Cuban leader’s victory with black-and white portraits of great power. With an insider’s intimacy, Osvaldo and Roberto Salas followed Castro from his clean-shaven days to the Sierra Maestra, where he and Che Guevara prepared to lead insurgents to victory. The infamous Bay of Pigs invasion, the only known meeting of Ernest Hemingway and Fidel, and the daily life of the Cuban people are all chronicled here.
  • Atria Books/Beyond Words | 
  • 176 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781560252450 | 
  • December 1998

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Osvaldo Salas
Photograph by Roberto Salas

Osvaldo Salas

Osvaldo Salas was born in Havana, Cuba, at the start of World War I. He was taken out of art school at age fourteen and moved to New York City. He became a respected photographer, photographing the luminaries of the day and age. During this time, he shot regular feature stories for influential Spanish-language publications worldwide. His photographs also appear in Life, Look, and numerous New York newspapers. Osvaldo died in 1992.

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Roberto Salas
Photograph by Gregory Tozian

Roberto Salas

Roberto Salas was born in Bronx, New York. He started working in the darkroom for his father, Osvaldo, during his teen years. At age eighteen, Roberto and his father returned to Cuba to photograph the Revolution and work for Cuba’s leading newspaper, Revolucion. Roberto still lives and works in Havana. Together, the Salases have won nearly 60 first place awards in international competitions.

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