Geandy Pavón (Las Tunas, Cuba, 1974) studied Visual Arts at the School of Fine Arts El Cucalambé (Las Tunas, Cuba) and at the National School of Fine Arts (ENA) (Havana, Cuba). Parallel to his successful career as a painter, his photographs have earned him international recognition. Recent reviews of his work include articles in The New York Times (2016 & 2017) and The Washington Post (2020) among many others. Pavon is currently based in New Jersey, US.
In March, 2020, COVID-19 seized me in Buffalo, NY, 6 hours from my New Jersey home. Being where I live the epicenter of the pandemic in the US, I decided to stay with my partner Imara López in her house. With my camera and an off camera flash, we seeked to take advantage of our time in seclusion, and worked on a series of photographs. The ideas flowed in the same proportion as the obstacles and lack of the right equipment, but we managed to create a photograph a day for 40 days.
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