Galician photographer Maribel Longueira recently launched her new book, Entremiradas II: Galicia-Cuba, in Havana. The book is an attemped to “exchange glances” between Cuba and the Spanish province of Galicia, homeland of many immigrants to Cuba in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The book, and its companion volume, Entremiradas I: Galicia-Buenos Aires, include Longueira’s photographs and “companion texts” by well-known Cuban and Argentinean writers. Longueira provided the writers with photographs that served as inspiration for the texts included. Among the Cuban writers featured in the book are Mirta Yáñez, Silvio Rodríguez, Miguel Barnet, and Nancy Morejón.
Maribel Longueira was born in A Coruña in 1951. She received a degree in contemporary art from the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela. Her work includes theater, ceramics and painting, and photography. She has been the subject of numerous exhibits in Spain, Cuba, and France.
For additional information (in Galician) go to http://avozdevilalba.blogspot.com/2009/06/entremiradas-i-e-ii-de-maribel.html