Chip Cooper on Old Havana/La Habana Vieja: Spirit of the Living City/El espiritu de la ciudad viva and Brian Smith on Secrets of Great Portrait Photography Sunday, Nov. 18, 12:00 p.m., Batten (Building 2, 1st Floor, Room 2106)
Author(s) and Guest(s)
Old Havana: Spirit of the Living City (The University of Alabama Press, $34.95) Havana’s oldest and most historically significant neighborhood comes alive in photographs by Chip Cooper and Néstor Martí. These visionary photographers, one American and the other Cuban, capture the architecture, people, and daily life of this now vibrant business and residential area. Martí is the photographer of the Havana Historian’s Office. Cooper was director of photography for The University of Alabama for thirty-three years and is now artist-in-residence in the Honors College and a faculty member in Arts and Sciences.
Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Brian Smith shares the lessons learned over the last three decades photographing portraits of the rich and famous in
Secrets of Great Portrait Photography: Portraits of the Famous and Infamous (New Riders, $49.00). Secrets blends lavish celebrity portraits of a coffee table book with technical how-to insights with a side dish of behind-the-scenes celebrity stories. “. . . demonstrates on every page . . . that the real secrets of great portrait photography are the warmth, wit, and skill that he brings to every shot.”— Popular Photography. Smith is also the author of Art & Soul: Stars Unite to Celebrate and Support the Arts. Schedule
Miami Book Fair International * Miami Dade College
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132
Batten (Building 2, 1st Floor, Room 2106)