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Image Size: 13 x 19
Artist Bio: Alex Pitt is a photographer and filmmaker born in New York City and residing in Los Angeles. Mr. Pitt has worked on film and photography projects with Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel and Paramount Pictures, among others.
Mr. Pitt’s photography has been displayed in solo and group exhibitions in University and private galleries throughout the United States. Additionally, in 2005, Mr. Pitt had a solo exhibition in the Krasnoyarsk Cultural-Historical Museum Complex and was part of a 2006 group exhibition in the Novosibirsk State Art Museum, both in Siberia, Russia. His photographs are part of the permanent collections of both museums.
Story Behind the Shot: in 1988 and 1989 I was a film student in Cuba. I befriended a man in Havana and have visited him many times since then. It was on one of these trips in 2002, while staying with him, that I photographed his daughter and her friend watching TV. Their program had been interrupted by a speech by Fidel Castro—a common occurrence at the time— and as with many things in Cuba, they had to wait for Fidel to be finished.