About the Author

ABetancourtM
Alfredo Betancourt
ABetancourtM
Blurbarian Since December 2011
Name Alfredo Betancourt
My Web Site www.abphotographe.com
Location Saint-Louis, Alsace, France
Gender Male
My Occupation Photographer & Graphic Designer
My Bio Born in Havana, one day he got a camera as a gift from his father, it was love at first sight, he started to take pictures right away, then he discovered the masters of photography, meet some of the best cuban photographers, and learn from them, tried everything, every method known to take, make, develop and print pictures, till that day he took a workshop with actual VU Staff Photographer, Pablo Cabado, thanks to this "Dialogue with Photography" workshop, he discovered the work from William Eugene Smith, Robert Franck, Bruce Davidson, Jim Goldberg, Eugene Richards, Gilles Peress, Robert Doisneau, Walker Evans and many more, watching those images, and listening to the interviews of those great photographers, he felt he was born to do this, to document life with a camera, and started to do it on the streets of Havana, Cuba, at his early 20's and never stop since then.

"To take pictures of ordinary people, has been, and still is, extraordinary to me."

Alfredo Betancourt.

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...
Inside a Cuban Cigar Factory, not now, ready to receive tourist, but then, in the 90's in the middle of the Socialist World Crisis, just months after the Berlin Wall Fall.
Everyone needs to know about these authors and artists...
Paul Strand, Walker Evans, Andre Kertez, Brassai, Eugene Adget, Robert Doisneau, William Eugene Smith, Robert Frank, Diane Arbus, Henri Cartier Bresson, Alfred Stieglitz, Tina Modotti, Imogen Cunningham, Julie Margaret Cameron, Weegee, Man Ray, Alexander Rodchenko, Josef Kudelka, Martin Munkácsi, Eugene Richards, Bruce Davidson, Jim Goldberg, Gilles Peress, Sebastiao Salgado, Raymond Depardon, William Eggleston …
This book is addictive. Read it. (At your own risk.)
Dialogue with Photography: Interviews by Paul Hill and Thomas Cooper

"The Bible" of Photography, not one picture inside.