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
Providence, Rhode Island
Rhode Island School of Design Museum; Cuba; camera obscura; landsscape; projection; photography
RISD Museum and Morell, Abelardo, "Camera Obscura (image of Havanah Looking Southeast in Room with Ladder" (2014). Channel. 35.