New book: Byron Motley’s photobook “Embracing Cuba”.
University Press of Florida: http://upf.com/book.asp?id=MOTLE001
Intrigued by tales of his parents’ long-ago journey to the pre-revolutionary “Pearl of the Antilles,” award-winning photographer Byron Motley traveled to Cuba more than a decade ago and instantly fell in love. Year after year he has returned with his camera to explore its vistas, its people, and its spirit.
Legendary Songstress Dionne Warwick “For me Byron has given me the desire to travel to Cuba. His colorful photographs and his ability of capturing all that Cuba is has me intrigued enough to make the trip”!
“Words alone do not do Cuba justice. They depict only fragments of her mystery and beauty, her strength and fragility, her spirit and song. And so I turn to my cameras . . .”–from the introduction, Embracing Cuba
“Motley’s images of Cuba’s people, arts, design, and public life are remarkable.”–Ellen M. Harrington, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
“One can immediately look at Motley’s photographs and feel the spirit of the Cuban people.”–Gil Garcetti, UNESCO-IHE cultural ambassador
“These beautiful photographs bring back many memories of Cuba–my people, my childhood, and so many beautiful moments that passed growing up in my beloved land.”–Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers all-star outfielder
“A work of heart and soul.”–Richard Schweid, author of Che’s Chevrolet, Fidel’s Oldsmobile
“The powerful photographs give wonderful insight into the lives of everyday people on the island with rich colors, abstract and complex scenes, humor, and energy.”–Ilene Perlman, photographer