About the Book
Cuba, a Photographic Journal is a record of my nearly thirty year travel to the island nation. I made six trips – 1994, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2013. The camera was always with me. The cars are there, the show people, but most of all – the humanity. The faces of children, the musicians who grace the cafes, the streets ripped and torn from use, the buildings once in decay now under restoration, the workers, the families – life in the countryside and centre of Havana.
Bill King is a musician/photojournalist whose credits go back to the ‘60s as music director for Janis Joplin, the Pointer Sisters, Martha Reeves and many others. He’s also an award-winning producer and the artistic director of the Beaches International Jazz Festival. A former producer/broadcaster at Toronto’s Jazz.FM 91, he currently serves as music director for the Ted Woloshyn Show on Newstalk1010. King’s productions and mentoring helped launch the careers of three prominent Canadian singers: Liberty Silver, Sophie Milman and Shakura S’Aida. Besides being an active musician, composer and arranger for 25 years, Bill King has channeled his twin passions of photography and travel into the professional realm. His credits include more than 20 CD covers, numerous concert images in magazines and newspapers, and three major exhibitions as part of Contact Photography.