Mar 9 | Exhibit & Book Signing: Anna Mia Davidson at Leica Bellevue
ANNA MIA DAVIDSON
CUBA: BLACK AND WHITE
EXHIBIT, INFORMAL TALK & BOOK SIGNING (free event)
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 6:30-8:00 PM
LEICA STORE BELLEVUE: 221 Bellevue Square, Bellevue, WA
In 1999 at age 25, American Photographer Anna Mia Davidson, despite the embargo, set out on a personal journey with her camera to capture the isolated Island Nation Cuba through her own eyes. Cuba was just beginning to heal from the “Special Period” after Russia pulled its financial support after nearly four decades. It was during this time of transition that Anna Mia Davidson became inspired to know more. A visual journey and testament to the human story. Many visits throughout eight years allowed her to get deeply immersed in Cuban life and understand the complexities of the Island during this long term photographic exploration.
Davidson has photographed worldwide. She has two published photography books, Human Nature: Sustainable Farming in the Pacific Northwest (Minor Matters Books) and Cuba:Black and White (Steidl). Her photographic work has been awarded several honors including sponsorship by The Blue Earth Alliance for her longterm photographic project on Cuba, the Jeni Dellaccio Award for photography, three International Photo Awards, A FotoDocument Commission, Grants from Artist Trust and Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, The University of Colorado Talent and Creativity Award for Photojournalism, the Cesar Chavez Certificate for Commitment to Justice, Diversity, and Nonviolence from the University of Colorado, and the 2004 Golden Light Top Photographers Award for Documentary photography.
Anna Mia Davidson has exhibited her photographs both Nationally and Internationally at Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, The Farmani Gallery, Los Angeles, Leica Gallery, New York, Benham Gallery, Seattle, Fototecca Gallery, Havana Cuba, Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, and is part of the Zoelner Art Center’s permanent collection. Anna Mia Davidson was commissioned as a “Character of America” Photographer by Aperture and USA Television Network, and was interviewed about her photography on the Today Show.
PCNW and Leica Store Bellevue have partnered to present in-store exhibits by significant photographers who work with Leica cameras.