Cromwell pays homage to a Cuba that she grew to love over nearly a decade of returning to Havana to make pictures. Her work quickly acknowledges its subjective/self-reflexive nature through a non-linear narrative that alludes to life’s ‘luck of the draw,’ exploring some of the very real complexities of contemporary Cuba (including her own presence as an artist coming-of-age). Through a lyrical sequence of images of everyday rituals, she captures a Cuba that is multi-layered and continues to defy expectations. Cromwell’s photographs take us to a place that is, perhaps most of all, profoundly human—and through this, she expresses her belief that even intimacy is political.
Rose is a Miami based photographer whose first monograph El Libro Supremo de la Suerte (The Supreme Book of Luck) was recently published by TIS books and Lightwork, and is comprised of images made in Havana, Cuba, over a span of eight years. It was named one of the “25 Best Photobooks of 2018” by TIME Magazine. Rose is frequently commissioned by The New York Times, California Sunday Magazine, Harpers, The New Yorker, and Vice. She is an awardee of a Getty Reportage Grant and is a Fulbright Scholar. She is represented by Claxton Projects in NYC.