533 Eaton St Key West, FL
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Join us for a multimedia presentation, party and singing with award winning author, Dmitry Zhitov! "Cuba... a colorful island of mystery. I had the opportunity to spend 40 days and 40 nights there photographing the unique life and culture... in the streets, peering through doorways, chuckling at kids sneaking a look at what was happening outside. I wanted to bring back the experiences I had on the island and share them with you. This is Faces and Voices of Cuba ... a virtual journey to this lost-in-time island. What s unique about this book is the addition of sound. As I was taking the pictures, I was also recording the sounds around me... the crashing waves, the swaying of the grass, the barking of the dogs, the songs of the birds and the voices of the people. You too can embark on this journey as you listen and appreciate the faces and voices of Cuba.” Dmitry Zhitov is an award winning documentary filmmaker, photographer, and author. He has earned multiple awards for Best Director, Best Film, and Best Cinematographer in national and international film festivals from Los Angeles and Miami to London and Madrid. Dmitry relocated to the United States from Siberia in 2007. Prior to picking up his first camera, he worked for a cruise line, which allowed him to travel the world. It was during a visit to a London museum that the seed from which inspired his book, Faces and Voices of Cuba, was planted. Although interested in photography since he was a child, it wasn't until his mid-20s when Dmitry's career as a documentarian began. Dmitry earned accolades with his first film, South Beach on Heels. The success of this film inspired Dmitry to venture into other fields within the cinematic world. During an extended stay in Cuba, Dmitry explored the island, the culture, and its people through the lens of his camera and the recording of his experiences. This book is the culmination of Dmitry's childhood dream.
Join us for a multimedia presentation and signing! Duval Street, the pulsing heart of historic Key West, is one of the most legendary avenues in the United States. Stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, this iconic thoroughfare has seen everyone from Ulysses S. Grant to Ernest Hemingway. Collecting remarkable archival photographs, Images of America: Key West’s Duval Street features famous buildings such as Key West’s Oldest House, St. Paul’s Church, the Southernmost House, the Strand Theater, the San Carlos Institute, and La Concha Hotel, along with fabled bars like Sloppy Joe’s and the Bull & Whistle. This book celebrates the irrepressible spirit and heritage of a much -beloved American destination.
Author Laura Albritton has written for the Miami Herald, Harvard Review, Sculpture magazine, the Florida Keys Weekly, and the blog Authentic Florida. Her books include the guide Miami for Families and Marathon: The Middle Keys, cowritten with Jerry Wilkinson. Florida Keys historian Jerry Wilkinson first arrived in Key West in 1947. Today, he serves on the board of the Historic Florida Keys Foundation and the Florida Keys History & Discovery Center and is president of the Historical Preservation Society of the Upper Keys. He also coauthored Arcadia titles Key Largo and Islamorada.