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Quinceaneras - Cuban Portraits

ByAndrew Smith-West

This book presents the story of quinceañeros and the studio portraits of 3 beautiful Cuban quinceañeras, from Bayamo and Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. A quinceañera is a girl celebrating her Quince, a very special day in the life of all cubanas. It is her 15th birthday celebration. It is the end of her childhood journey. It’s the recognition of her womanhood. Quince años are, today, a unique feature of Latino culture. The quince años or Quinceañero is not unique to Cuba, but is celebrated in one form or another in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Central and South America, and increasingly in the USA. In Cuba, far from being a dying tradition, every girl dreams of her quince, and cherishes the memories all her life with the photographs and videos of her special day. This book presents the story of quinceañeros and the studio portraits of 3 beautiful Cuban quinceañeras, from Bayamo and Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

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Publication Date
Jun 14, 2011
Language
English
Category
Art & Photography
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Andrew Smith-West

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PDF

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