May 2, 2017 – June 30, 2017
Beaverton Public Library
12375 SW 5th St.
Artists Talk – June 15, 2017, 7pm
Many, many years ago Lola Rodriguez wrote “Two Wings of the Same Bird”:
de un pájaro las dos alas, As two wings of the same bird,
reciben flores o balas They receive flowers and bullets
sobre el mismo corazón ... Into the same heart ...
Rodriguez grew up in Puerto Rico but lived part of her life in Cuba. I was privileged to photograph in both countries this past year. While they have parallel histories and there continues to be mutual individual admiration, the countries paths separated in 1959. And today the countries are Separate Wings of the Same Bird. For me, Cuba lives in color and Puerto Rico in black & white – thus street life differs, both in photographs and in spirit.