El ensayo, 2004


Baryta silver gelatin print on Ilford baryta paper

14.50 x 17.50 in

36.8 x 44.5 cm

Edition of 35

Titled, numbered and signed al verso by the artist.This work also comes with a Certificate of Authenticity

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14.50 x 17.50 in

36.8 x 44.5 cm

Edition of 35


    About The Work

    El Ensayo (the rehearsal) was taken during the Romerias de Mayo festival in Holguin Cuba. The troupe were preparing for a performance of Afro-Cuban dance and were using an abandoned colonial era building as a studio. I sat with the band most of the afternoon sharing a bottle of rum and waiting for a perfect moment.

    As the sun set and light streamed through a doorway there she was. Proud and erect, of a mixed hertiage, owning the space. I raised my range finder medium format camera, adjusted the focus and with a barely perceptible click took a photo of strength and dignity.

    James Sparshatt’s photographs of music and dance capture the emotion and intensity of people lost in the rhythm of the moment.

    Courtesy of Capital Culture Gallery 

    About James Sparshatt

    • The work is available as silver gelatin and palladium platinum prints.

    • This work is framed. Frame measurements are 24.00" x 26.50" x 2.00".
    • The photograph is printed on Ilford baryta paper measuring 20" x 16" (40cm x 50cm). The image size on the paper is 37.5cm x 43.5cm
    • Ships in 2 to 3 weeks from United Kingdom.
    • This work is final sale and not eligible for return.
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