Jorge V. Gavilondo - Cuban Fine Art Photography
It is the instant, that bird that is everywhere and nowhere.
We want to trap it alive but it flaps its wings and vanishes… —Octavio Paz
I was born in 1949 in Chicago, and moved to Havana in 1950, when my Cuban parents decided to return back home. I studied Biology in Havana University and have a PhD in Cancer Research. In 2001, after many years of shooting film as an aficionado, I switched to digital and started sharing my time between science and
professional freelance photography.
Since 2015 I am fully dedicated to producing fine art color and b/w photography, assisting foreign photographers and schools in their visits and programs in Cuba, and teaching digital photography post-processing techniques in Cuba and elsewhere.
I am a member of the Cuban Association of Social Communicators and of the Association of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC).
This website displays a sample of the work I have done for the last 17 years, mainly in Cuba, in the subjects I am interested the most: casual (street) city and countryside documentary photography, including portraits, and architecture, nature, and ballet-dance.
You can start with the selected photos slideshow (10 minutes) on your right (or the top, depending on your viewing device), where images are simulated to be matted and framed for better appreciation. Or you can also go directly to the Theme Folders/Galleries below for a more comprehensive and detailed view of the work, and to order prints.
Fine art prints of different sizes and in a variety of supports, produced in some of the best photolabs in the USA, can be directly ordered from the Galleries using the cart in each image. Photos will be delivered to your door, worldwide.
The two last Folders below the slideshow cover the work of my two sons, Jorge Gustavo (graphic design, illustration, photography) and José Víctor (music, photography), which are part of the Gavilondo Studio.
The last section in the site displays the photography books on Cuba I have published using Blurb, which you can preview and order when you click on the book photo.
For questions about non-priced images, photo licensing, on-site assignments, my full bio, and the workshops I teach, please contact me at: email@example.com