En la Noche del Mundo: Fotos/Cuba 2002-2006
Photographs by Christine Blackburn
November-December 2006

National Center for Sex Education

Calle 10 #460 E/19 y 21
Vedado Havana, CUBA
(537) 55 3328; 55 3400; 55 3361/65

Havana, Cuba --- Cuba´s National Center for Sex Education (CENESEX) presents En la Noche del Mundo: Fotos/Cuba 2002-2006 during the months of November and December 2006. Taken during several trips to Cuba between 2002 and 2006, the photographs in this exhibition portray vignettes from the lives of lesbian, gay and transgender Cubans through the eyes of a New York Photographer.

Christine Blackburn graduated in 2002 from the Photography and Imaging program at New York University in New York, NY. It was during her senior year that she first visited Cuba, but it was on her second trip in 2003 that she discovered Havana’s vibrant gay and lesbian community, which she has been photographing ever since. Her work has been exhibited in numerous galleries, including a solo show for the New York Cuban Arts Festival at the National Museum for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History.

This exhibition is hosted by CENSEX in conjunction with World AIDS Day, on December 1st, 2006. Special events will be taking place throughout the day at CENESEX to commemorate World AIDS Day, including a question and answer period with the photographer.

En la Noche del Mundo
Christine Blackburn

Like in many countries, homosexuality has never been a frequently discussed topic in Cuba, either officially or privately. Lesbian, gay, and transgender Cubans are just now beginning to carve out spaces for themselves on the streets of the island´s bigger cities, yet their presence in Cuban culture and society at large has yet to form. 

The images in this exhibition reflect the current social climate for LGBT youth in Cuba.  My hope is that displaying these images will broaden the arena for public discussion which may lead to a wider acceptance and understanding of alternative lifestyles in Cuba.

 Dressing Room





From: Conner Gorry
To: Walter Lippmann
Subject: hoy a las 4 -- no la pierdes!
Date:    Dec 1, 2006 8:41 AM

Hola familia y feliz Día Internacional de SIDA -  

Hoy va lanzar la exposición de fotos ¨En la noche del mundo¨ hecho por fotógrafa nuyorquina y amiga mía Christine Blackburn, quien tomó fotos del mundo cubano gay, lesbian y transgender desde 2002. Nos encantaríamos a verte allá para compartir un brindis y recordar todos y todas queridos y queridas afectados por VIH/SIDA.


Aquí van los datos y véanse al adjunto para ver un ejemplo de la obra:


Fecha: Viernes, 1ro de Diciembre

Hora: 4 pm

Donde: CENESEX, Calle 10 No 460, e/19 y 21


Hasta pronto,