Jorge V. Gavilondo - Cuban Fine Art Photography
Born in Chicago on September 13, 1949, Jorge V. Gavilondo is a freelance professional photographer living in Havana since 1950. Jorge is a member of the Cuban Association of Social Communicators, and of the Association of Cuban Writers and Artists.
Street photography (city and countryside), casual portraits, architecture, nature, and ballet are Jorge’s main photographic interests. B/W and color images from his Havana and Cuba projects have been exhibited in 40 personal and group events in five countries, and are in private collections worldwide.
Jorge's love for photography started in the early 60’s, when as an adolescent he went on documenting daily life in the high schools he attended in Havana. Photography continued to be his main artistic hobby during university years, and later on while developing in Cuba a successful career as a cancer research scientist. In 2001 Jorge moved from film to digital capture and also started working as a part-time freelance professional photographer. He retired in 2015 from active science, and now shares his time between photography and biomedical research consulting.
Teaching has been also a very important component of Jorge's work in photography. He has published a book on digital photography, and delivered numerous courses about post-processing techniques, in Cuba and abroad. Jorge also assists foreign photographers and schools in their teaching activities in Cuba. Since 2010 he has collaborated as an assistant or a photographic instructor with the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops (www.santafeworkshops.com) programs in this country.
The slideshow beside this bio is a comprehensive sample of Jorge's photography production. The thematic Folders below display an organized view of his work and projects. Of these, the first folder is a selection of Jorge's most recent photography.
Fine art prints of different sizes and in a variety of supports, produced in the USA by Smugmug (www.smugmug.com), can be directly ordered from the Galleries using the cart associated to each image.
Below the photo Folders, the site displays Jorge's self-published Blurb books on Cuba. You can fully preview and order any of these book when you click on the book photo. Finally, clicking on the poster image at the end of this page you can check and order exclusively designed home decor and apparel items produced by Studio Gavilondo, an association of Jorge and his sons Jorge Gustavo and José Víctor. Studio Gavilondo is a virtual art platform that produces high quality photography, graphic design, illustration, and contemporary music.
For questions about non-priced images, photo licensing, on-site assignments, his full bio, and the one-on-one workshops he teaches in Cuba, please contact Jorge at: firstname.lastname@example.org