- published: 23 Jan 2016
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A a mural artist in Havana is brightening the city streets, turning neighborhoods into outdoor art galleries. CCTV America's Michael Voss reports from Havana. Maisel Lopez is a portrait artist. But he doesn't work on canvas. Instead, he has spent the past year painting giant murals on walls around his neighborhood of Playa in Havana.
In 2012, French artist JR and Cuban American artist José Parlá collaborated on The Wrinkles of the City - Havana, Cuba: huge mural installations undertaken for the Havana Biennale, for which JR and Parlá photographed, and recorded 25 senior citizens who had lived through the Cuban revolution; creating portraits, which Parlá interlaced with calligraphic writings and abstract painterly gestures. This is their film collaboration by the same title documenting their experience.
The finely-painted black and white portraits of pensive children started appearing on walls around a suburban neighbourhood of Havana two years ago, contrasting with its colourful decay and Caribbean hustle and bustle. Now there are nearly thirty such murals yet Cuban artist Maisel Lopez says he’s only just getting started on his “Colossi” series, an endeavour all the more striking in a country where street art is rare. Lopez, 31-years old, started painting the walls of homes and shops in his home district of Playa, and is now completing his first mural in neighbouring Marianao.
Join award winning photographer and photojournalist Jason Lanier as he walks the streets of Havana, Cuba meeting the wonderful people there. PLEASE THUMBS UP, SHARE, LEAVE A COMMENT, AND SUBSCRIBE! Jason did the first part of the shoot using the Sony A7Rii with the 100mm STF lens. The second part of the shoot was a different day using the 70-200mm G Master lens. Both lenses were used on the Sony A7Rii. Video was filmed using the DJI Osmo...filmed by Jason's Assistant Brenda Nava. ***Links to Gear*** *Sony A7Rii- https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1159878-REG/sony_a7r_mark_ii_digital.html/BI/20004/KBID/13355/DFF/d10-v21-t1-x647086/KWID/EZ *Sony FE 100mm STF- https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1317561-REG/sony_sel100f28gm_fe_100mm_f_2_8_stf.html/BI/20004/KBID/13355/DFF/d10-...
On arrival to Havana, Cuba, I did what most people do: I headed into the streets to do some street photography and take some portraits. Is there a better place in the world for street photography than Havana, Cuba? On my first full day in Havana, I took my photography workshop group out on a photo walk to explore the city. We visited a bunch of the famous squares in Havana, and got a nice taste of the street life here in Cuba. Of course, when in Havana, you're going to take to the streets and do some street photography. To be honest, I struggled a little bit. There were lots of great scenes in the old town, but I couldn't really find that perfect portrait. However, as I walked around I gave my street photography tips and tricks, things you can use in your images no matter where you are in ...
Cuban street artists Danilo Maldonado aka El Sexto has been released from jail after spending 10 months for attempting to release two pigs painted with the names of Fidel and Raul Castro. Though the planned mockery of Cuba’s leader and brother failed to be executed, El Sexto’s arrest fueled international rights groups such as Amnesty International to demand the artists release and bring light to Cuba’s issues with free speech. Nik Zecevic and Jose Marcelino Ortiz examine the artist’s work and release on The Lip News. http://www.usnews.com/news/entertainment/articles/2015/10/20/cuban-artist-el-sexto-is-freed-after-10-months-in-prison http://thelip.tv/ http://www.youtube.com/theliptv2
Urban artworks have been appearing on the streets of Havana. Previously, only state-sanctioned murals promoting the Cuban revolution were allowed. Al Jazeera’s Daniel Schweimler reports from Havana. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
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