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Vincent Versace, Nikon Ambassador — Photographing Cuba: Turning the Last Page of 1962

September 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This meeting is FREE and open to the public. Sponsored by Nikon USA. 

In this presentation, Smithsonian Laureate and Nikon Ambassador Vincent Versace will talk about his upcoming photography book, Cuba: Turning the Last Page of 1962.

Vincent believes that his job—the reason he was put on this earth–is to record the world’s truth and beauty with a camera. Sometimes alone, sometimes leading a group of like-minded photographers, he travels the world to see and record what he sees. Nice work if you can get it.

Vincent is not very interested in the politics of a place but in the people who live there. During the 14 trips he has made to Cuba between 2011 and 2018, he recorded the spirit and the beauty of the Cuban people. He could not have known, in his early trips, that change would come to Cuba so soon, and that the images he took would preserve moments now lost in time.

In this presentation Vincent will present fascinating images and the stories behind them. And he will also share his insights on how not to just take a photograph but how to be taken by a photograph instead. And, most importantly, how to have a good time in the process.


Vincent Versace is a Nikon Ambassador for the U.S. and is considered by Nikon to be “one of the top photography artists and visual storytellers of this era.” His passion for natural-light photography is manifest not only in his work, but also through his role as a creative and technical leader, contributing to innovative breakthroughs across the entire digital image value chain.

His work is part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History and has been highlighted in American Photo, Popular Photography, The New York Times, Shutterbug, Outdoor Photographer, Pro Digital Imaging, PDN, What Digital Camera, Petersen’s Photographic, PC Camera, Studio Design and Photography, Professional Photographer, Digital Imaging and many more.

He is the author of the bestselling books From Oz to Kansas: Almost Every Black & White Technique Known to Mankind and Welcome to Oz 2.0: A Cinematic Approach to Digital Still Photography with Photoshop. He teaches regularly at Photoshop World, B&H, the FBI, US Navy Combat Camera, US Coast Guard, Maine Media Workshops and Palm Beach Photographic Workshops.

Today, based in Los Angeles, he divides his time between commercial and fine art photography assignments, teaching, and consulting for such suppliers as Nikon, Epson, OnOne, X-Rite, Adobe, Westcott and others.


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September 20, 2018
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