Salvador Cueva (b. 1986) moved to Monterrey, Mexico, in 2013, where he began working as a photographer for an advertising agency. Since then, Cueva’s personal series have been recognised internationally across various digital platforms – images acclaimed for their representations of time and memory in the urbanised, almost ornamental metropolis. Brightly coloured structures tie into the wider mould of the city, communicating a sense of endless construction. Elsewhere, windows, balconies and fire escapes become part of a sample of contemporary life. Highly stylised, the images – taken in New York and Cuba – highlight globalised growth through the use of sweeping pinks and digitalised blue skies. What each photograph achieves is an overwhelming and perhaps unsettling sense of repetition. Shapes, colours and structures draw the eye in to the formulae that create today’s mechanistic landscape. www.salvadorcueva.com.
¡Cuba, Cuba!, 65 Years of Photography, Southampton Arts Centre, New York
Including over 100 colour and black and white photographs, taken between 1950 and today, ¡Cuba, Cuba! at Southampton Arts Center celebrates the warming of US-Cuba relations.
Charlotte Lapalus is eager to connect to audiences through warm, inviting images, often working to bring the female experience to the foreground.