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LA HABANA. TIEMPO DE DESCUENTO

Author: Pedro Coll
Prologue: Agustí Villaronga y Miguel Coyula
288 pages | 253 x 189 mm | Hardback with stitched spine
Limited edition of 500 copies, first 100 numbered and signed.
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A young woman sitting on a rocking-chair, feet resting on a stool, lights a cigarette. From the window, cars from the fifties can be seen going along L Street in downtown Havana. The woman has a folded copy of the daily Granma on her lap with a headline announcing to the world the end of fifty-three years of bitter rivalry. The US and Cuba have re-established diplomatic relations. It is the 17th of September 2014. We could say that this photograph is the starting point of the book ‘La Habana. Tiempo de descuento’.

The story takes us into the streets of Havana and captures gestures and looks charged with the authenticity, seduction and nuances of an endless gallery of characters. Pedro Coll tells it to us in depth with admirable subtlety. He artfully plays with our emotions, following in the wake of classic photographers like Robert Frank or William Klein. He opens to us a proud and isolated city that has been in a state of siege for over fifty years and is now slowly recovering from its trauma. A Havana very real and very alive, as defined by a photographer who journeys through it from end to end, his gaze following a different story. ‘La Habana. Tiempo de descuento’ is a poetic allegory of this charismatic city, but above all it is one of those books that sticks to reality with beautifully told stories that appear and disappear again and again. It’s all there. Beauty, reason, lyricism and sorrow.

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