The ALBA Cultural House, in this Havana, today exhibits in its second level a dozen photographs focusing on the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, on the occasion of the 91st anniversary of his birth to be remembered on August 13.
Signed by Alex Castro, the snapshots are intended to show the kind and affectionate person who used to be Fidel, without any intermediary shield, he explained in statements to local press.
Entitled 'Fidel, an intimate portrait', the exhibition resulted from the selection of the homonymous book presented in 2015 by the publishers Ocean South and Ocean Press, which includes photos taken by Alex in which the photographer and his son coexist.
In that order, the author emphasized that for several years he was able to follow closely those who by his example constituted an inexhaustible source of revolutionary knowledge and action, and that this intimate facet can be further investigated, not only in his personal work, but also in that of other photographers because they are indelible traces in the most recent history.
In April, another exhibition by Alex Castro presented images of the Cuban statesman made in recent years, especially in a family context, by renowned Cuban artists including Ernesto Rancaño, René de la Nuez, Juan Moreira, Roberto Diago, Zaida Del Río, Alfredo Sosabravo, Flora Fong, among others.
As a photographer, Alex has organized several individuals and integrated many collective exhibitions; among his awards are the Photography Direction Prize at the International Scientific Film Festival 2006 in Paris and that of Fernando Chenard Piña Prize in 2009.