After 24 trips to Cuba and over tens of thousands of photographs, American photographer Michael Chinnici is releasing his new coffee table book, Vanishing Cuba. Documented in the 348-page large-format book is a collection of arresting visuals that map out the past, present, and future of Cuba, along with emotional stories, fantastic scenery, and lifelong friendships the photographer has made along the way.

Captured in the most endearing and honest light, the book is accompanied by text in both English and Spanish, narrated by Cuban friends through meaningful essays. Through his lens, Chinnici digs deep into the soul of a country, and the results, as you can see from the images below, are breathtaking.

The New York-based documentary photographer, creative director, designer, and author has always put authenticity at the center of his work. “I capture authenticity by blending into the environment and assimilating with those around me,” he says. “Creating images that evoke emotion is always my goal. It’s important to create an image that evokes a deeper meaning beyond the obvious visual.”

Published by Red Octopus Publishing, Vanishing Cuba is available in three editions: Silver, Deluxe, and the collector series Reserve, limited to just 300 copies. Order your copy now.

Visit Chinnici’s website and Instagram for more of his work.

LEICA FOTOGRAFIE INTERNATIONAL REVIEWS VANISHING CUBA

LEICA FOTOGRAFIE INTERNATIONAL REVIEWS VANISHING CUBA

Cuba – the Caribbean island, is surely one of the most photographed places in the world. The light, the colours, the people, and the life on the streets: each moment seems to offer a perfect opportunity for a picture. One photographer who has explored Cuba repeatedly, through the perspective of his camera, is the American Michael Chinnici. His gorgeous photo book draws on the wealth of stories, experiences and encounters he has gathered during more than twenty trips in recent years. There is no doubt that the New York-based photographer has been successful in his efforts to capture the “soul of Cuba” in pictures.

PHOTOBOOK JOURNAL REVIEWS VANISHING CUBA

PHOTOBOOK JOURNAL REVIEWS VANISHING CUBA

Wow!!! Thank you, Melanie Chapman, for writing such a wonderful review of my Vanishing Cuba book! And to quote the poet John Dunne… “The poet John Dunne wrote “No man is an island…”. Spend time experiencing Cuba through Chinnici’s insightful eyes, and you may be tempted to reply “…and no island is one man.”

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE ACQUIRES VANISHING CUBA

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE ACQUIRES VANISHING CUBA

What an honor to have my first published book reside in the University of Cambridge Library in the United Kingdom. Many of you probably don’t know this, but this prestigious University (considered one of the top ten in the world) has over 100 libraries within its library system. Vanishing Cuba can be found in its Latin Studies Library.

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