Herejes

Hommage à Leonardo Padura et mes amis Cubains …

Havana, Cuba (2019)
Original Fine Art Documentary Photograph by Michel Botman © north49exposure.com

“… Il se trouvera toujours des illuminés disposés à s’approprier la vérité et à essayer de l’imposer aux autres …” (1)

” … Partir ou rester, ce n’est pas ça qui compte le plus.  C’est la liberté de partir ou de rester dont disposent les gens qui est importante.  Ou l’absence de cette liberté … Et d’autres aussi.” (2)

“Si un pays ou un système ne te permet pas de choisir où tu veux être et vivre, c’est parce qu’il a échoué.  La fidélité par obligation est un échec.” (3)

“À la fin, il n’y avait même plus un rabbin à Cuba et presque plus de juifs.  Et même les haricots noirs se sont fait rares … Alors il a dû se sentir comme un vrai naufragé (…) sans boussole ni espoir d’atteindre une quelconque terre, parce que cette terre s’était évaporée …” (4)

Havana, Cuba (2019)
Original Fine Art Documentary Photograph by Michel Botman © north49exposure.com

Havana, Cuba (2019)
Original Fine Art Documentary Photograph by Michel Botman © north49exposure.com

Havana, Cuba (2019)
Original Fine Art Documentary Photograph by Michel Botman © north49exposure.com

Havana, Cuba (2019)
Original Fine Art Documentary Photograph by Michel Botman © north49exposure.com

Havana, Cuba (2019)
Original Fine Art Documentary Photograph by Michel Botman © north49exposure.com

Havana, Cuba (2019)
Original Fine Art Documentary Photograph by Michel Botman © north49exposure.com

Havana, Cuba (2019)
Original Fine Art Documentary Photograph by Michel Botman © north49exposure.com

Havana, Cuba (2019)
Original Fine Art Documentary Photograph by Michel Botman © north49exposure.com

Havana, Cuba (2019)
Original Fine Art Documentary Photograph by Michel Botman © north49exposure.com

Havana, Cuba (2019)
Original Fine Art Documentary Photograph by Michel Botman © north49exposure.com

Casablanca, Cuba (2019)
Original Fine Art Documentary Photograph by Michel Botman © north49exposure.com

View entire gallery of photographs.

(1) (2) (4) Extraits du livre de Leonardo PaduraHérétiques (Herejes), 2014.

(3) Leonardo Padura – Hérétiques (Herejes), 2014: citation extraite du livre d’Alejo Carpentier, Le Siècle des Lumières, 1958.

 

About Michel Botman

Michel Botman was born in Belgium, where visual arts have always flirted with the limits of reality. In the eighties, Michel Botman started exploring the first tools to manipulate images though computers. For about 15 years, Michel Botman worked throughout Europe in the emerging field of Computer Applications for the Graphic Arts. Extensive experience in Digital Imaging allowed Michel to move into the field of computerized systems for Diagnostic Imaging. As VP Sales & Marketing for eSys Medical and later with Eclipsys, Michel Botman always remained dedicated to the creativity and innovation that are at the heart of his career. At the present time, Michel Botman is refocusing his life towards graphic arts. “I studied photography in Europe, but never had time to practice it enough. Life took me on other paths towards computer technologies and running a business. I enjoyed it very much, but I also love art. I always keep my eyes open for exciting opportunities and people that touch my heart.” Michel Botman currently lives in Toronto, Canada. Above Gravatar pictures are of Michel Botman and his son Noah Botman.
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