Rollins (Re)Visits Cuba

Student and faculty photography from recent field studies to Cuba will be on display at Winter Park City Hall beginning Wednesday, September 24.

“Rollins (Re)Visits Cuba” features photography by Rollins College students and faculty that offer a diverse perspective on Cuba today.

Rollins College first hosted students from Cuba in 1896, and offered field studies to Cuba from 1957-59. More recently, Rollins was able to rekindle a long-dormant connection to Cuba with field study programs in March 2012 and December 2013 organized by professors Patricia Tomé and Robert Reinauer. The exhibited photos are from both field study trips, and students and faculty involved hoped to have captured some of Cuba’s recent changes through their photography.

“I have been traveling to Cuba since 2007,” says Tome, an associate professor of Spanish at Rollins College. “My research focuses on Cuba´s cinematographic works, and I just spent part of my sabbatical [on] the island preparing for several upcoming events, including a third trip with students and the first ever with faculty members.”

She continues, “Rollins has had a long-standing relationship with Cuba. Therefore ‘retying"’ the knot seems necessary and appropriate with our commitment of global citizenship.”

Starting on Wednesday, September 24, this exhibition will be open for public viewing from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, in City Hall Commission Chambers and the adjacent Chapman Room, at Winter Park City Hall located at 401 South Park Ave. In runs through December 2014.

There will be an artist reception Wednesday, September 24, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., in Commission Chambers.