About the Book
Cuba presents many interesting and unique opportunities for a photographer.
The embargo and subsequent Russian period of influence that ruined the country economically has created a culture lost in time. Not only are the cars from a by-gone era, surprisingly a majority of the population still relies on horse and ox. Nature has not been ravaged by industrialization, the sort that wreaked havoc on America’s rivers during the 1950’s and 60’s. There are no multinationals or big-box stores to homogenize the city or landscape. "For the first time in my thirty -year career as a “color” photographer I have chosen to present a body of work in black and white". The gritty textures of Havana, the people, retro cars and culture seem to predate color film. Black and white photography strips away distractions and bites deep into the unadorned subject matter.
Nationally recognized and the Hudson Valley's pre-eminent landscape photographer, Nick Zungoli opened the Exposures Gallery in Sugar Loaf Art & Craft Village, NY in 1979. His original fine art photographs and posters have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world. Nick has contributed to publications such the New York Times, National Geographic and Sierra Magazines. His beautiful coffee table book entitled “Hudson to Delaware / The Great Valley”, contains over 140 color photographs spanning 25 years in the region. Nick's digital photo workshops are offered year round at his gallery and occasionally at exotic locales.