Natasha Forcade

(Misnk BELARUS, 1984)
Graduated in Automatic Engineering at the Higher Polytechnic Institute "José Antonio Echeverría", and a Master's Degree in Innovation Management at the Higher Institute of Applied Technologies. Graduated from the School of Creative Photography in Havana in 2015. Since that date, she has dedicated herself fully to photography. Collaborator of the heritage magazine Memorias de la Ciudad de Cárdenas and the Negra magazine of the School of Creative Photography of Havana (EFCH). She has worked for the American travel agency Cultural Cuba and Portuguese embassy in Cuba, the German Liebherr Company and the Artempocuba cultural organization based in the United States. Her work has been exhibited in group exhibitions in Mexico, Italy and Cuba. She was the winner of the second prize in the International Photography Contest "Guevara, Millón de rostros" 2018 and first prize in the contest "Tina entre nosotros", Tina Modotti Library 2016. She is the creator and co-owner of the Lamfor photography agency, Havana Photography Service.

project description

HabanaSoy

Arise from the constant endeavor to understand the “Cubano” as a human being living under complex circumstances in which his wishes are constantly subordinated to the historical, cultural and architectural heritage. The project allows exploring and taking “Habaneros” to the limit by recreating their life experience and disclosing what they really care about. It is composed of diptychs which lead to incomplete conclusions as to who we were turned into and which way we chose. A symbolism in faces and objects without order, annoying at times, amusing at others, and, - at best, - bringing about noble emotions. But also freely discloses the day by day life of the grass roots Cuban, that human being said to be lovely, cheerful and noisily festive, who unconsciously, conceals his wisdom and pride. A “Cubano” in search of light, having one hundred percent adaptability to the world, and perhaps a very proud person. Only by noticing the scars on streets, walls and roofs, may one discover his true essence.

 
Biocarpintero a sus 40 años en degradación, 2017 © Natasha Forcade
Qué la luz la ilumine a sus 50 años, 2017 © Natasha Forcade
Cuarentón a la desorden, 2018 © Natasha Forcade
Divorciada desde los 40, 2018 © Natasha Forcade
Take them, 2018 © Natasha Forcade
Calle Neptuno, 2019 © Natasha Forcade
Q´BOLA, 2018 © Natasha Forcade
Monserrate y Villegas, 2020 © Natasha Forcade