Inauguration of the photographic exhibition Hasta siempre Fidel
The twenty photographs exhibited at the José Martí Memorial seek to show the emotion and feelings of the Cuban people during Fidel´s farewell. The photographic exhibition Hasta siempre Fidel was inaugurated on Tuesday at the José Martí Memorial, on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the physical disappearance of the Commander-in –Chief of the Cuban Revolution and in tribute to his legacy on the 95th anniversary of his birth.
Foto: Ismael Batista Ramírez
The twenty photographs exhibited at that historic place are meant to illustrate the sorrow of the Cuban people during the mourning farewell march of the historic leader on his wat to immortality.
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The exhibition contains some of the photographs from the book Hasta siempre Fidel (Forever Fidel), which gathers a wide collection of snapshots of more than 40 Cuban photojournalists throughout the country, all taken in the following days after the departure of the Commander in Chief.
Ernesto Nebia, designer of the exhibition and author of the book, together with Miriam Elizalde, said that the courage demonstrated by the photographers that faced that moment allowed them to capture iconic scenes of the national feeling before the departure of the best disciple of the National Apostle José Martí.
To take these images today, when some many times we ask ourselves what Fidel would do in this challenging present, means taking up his memory and keeping it alive, he added.
Rogelio Polanco Fuentes, member of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and head of its Ideological Department, Commander Julio Camacho Aguilera, intellectual Miguel Barnet Lanza, honorary president of the Union Nacional de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba (Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba, UNEAC),Jorge Luis Aneiros Alonso, president of the National Union of Historians of Cuba and Juan Rodríguez Cabrera, president of the Cuban Book Institute, among other personalities attended to the inauguration.
Taken from Gramma