LINK Published Sunday, September 11, 2005 1:00 am. by By Jonathan Del Marcus.
“Ernest Hemingway and Walker Evans: Three Weeks in Cuba, 1933,” a nationally traveling photographic exhibition currently on display in the Boca Raton Museum of Art, displays 46 vintage black and white photographic prints by Walker Evans found among Ernest Hemingway’s possessions after his death.
This set of prints, having never been exhibited until recently, were images that Evans left with Hemingway in Cuba after the three weeks they spent together there. They chronicle the undercurrents of political unrest in the country as well as common Cuban families, children and social landscapes, according to materials provided by the museum.
Evans met Hemingway for the one and only time in Cuba in 1933 after having been sent there on assignment to take photographs for “The Crime of Cuba,” Carlton Beal’s book about Cuban dictator Gerardo Machado. Hemingway traveled to Cuba frequently while living in Key West, said Wendy Blazier, senior curator at the museum. ..