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This photograph holds special significance for Cuban-born artist Abelardo Morell, as it was created during the first trip he had taken to his homeland since he fled Castro’s regime with his family in 1962. To make this image, Morell transformed a room into a camera obscura, an optical device that preceded the modern camera which projects its surroundings onto its interior walls. In this room-sized version, the landscape outdoors is projected, upside down, on the interior. 2002

Publication Date

2-10-2014

Publisher

RISD Museum

City

Providence, Rhode Island

Keywords

Rhode Island School of Design Museum; Cuba; camera obscura; landsscape; projection; photography

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Photography

Camera Obscura (image of Havanah Looking Southeast in Room with Ladder

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