Violet isle is a multi-layered portrait of Cuba inspired by the rich color of the soil there that presents a unique, often enigmatic document of a vulnerable land. It combines two photographic visions: Alex Webb’s exploration of street life in Cuba, and Rebecca Norris Webb’s fascination with the collections of animals she discovered there, from tiny zoos and pigeon societies to hand-painted natural history displays and personal menageries.
The result is a blend of two different aesthetics inspired by Cuba’s existence for decades in an economic, political, cultural and ecological bubble virtually untouched by the rest of the world, and unlikely to remain that way for much longer.
101 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130