'Taking a breeze in Old Havana'

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'Taking a breeze in Old Havana', by Ida Kar, 1964 - NPG x132354 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

'Taking a breeze in Old Havana'

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1964
9 5/8 in. x 8 1/8 in. (246 mm x 206 mm) image size
Purchased, 1999
Photographs Collection
NPG x132354


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  • Ida Kar (1908-1974), Photographer. Artist associated with 1495 portraits, Sitter in 137 portraits.

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Kar's Cuban photographs are considered the best photojournalism of her career. In an article entitled 'Ida Kar: Reborn in Cuba', published in the 19 January 1964 issue of the Cuban newspaper Hoy, the journalist Martaa Vignier wrote of Kar's fascination for the revolution and of the enthusiasm with which she embraced her job as a photographer, documenting life in Havana and the surrounding countryside. This portrait of a young woman with her baby was taken as Kar wandered the city's streets.

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