Muslim communities in Cuba and Spain
This show by Italian photographer Chiara Ferronato and Spanish photographer Joan Alvado looks at the Islamic community in Cuba and women in Spain who converted to Islam or were born to parents who had converted. Alvado’s photographs are a portrait of Cuban Muslims, mainly first generation, who live side by side with older Cubans at a time of significant change in the country’s history. Ferronato’s work on Spain, meanwhile, examines themes of coexistence between Islamic and European cultures. Ojalá is a Spanish word that loosely translates as inshallah. Ojalá! Stories of Hispanic Islam runs at the Iso Lab in Venice until April 23. For more information, visit www.iso-lab.org.
Spanish photographer Joan Alvado’s exhibition focuses on Cuba’s Muslim community.