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Iván Cañas

About Iván Cañas

b. 1946, Havana. Resides in Miami, Florida.

Iván Darío Cañas Boix is a Cuban-born photographer whose work is found in permanent collections in Cuba, Mexico, the United States, France, Canada, Finland, and Germany. He has received a number of international awards, including the 1980 Prize for Photography at the Salón Nacional de las Artes Plásticas in Cuba. His work is included in various anthologies and catalogues of Latin American art, and is featured in two books: El Cubano se OfreceI (The Cuban is Offered) (Cuba: Ediciones Unión, 1982) and Trinidad (Germany: Editorial DIA, 1988). Cañas has lived in Miami, Florida, since 1992 and works as a photojournalist for Notimex (Mexican News Agency).

From Cuban Art News (January 14, 2014):

In January 2014, the Cuban American Phototheque Foundation in Miami opened Iván Cañas: A Retrospective, a career survey of the renowned photojournalist. To mark the occasion, Cuban Art News published an essay by photography scholar Grethel Morell Otero and curator Abelardo Mena on one of Cañas’s major projects: the long out-of-print photo book, El Cubano se ofrece (The Cuban is Offered). Read the essay here.

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