El muro is a collection of ten offset triptych photographs and two bilingual essays by Eduardo Hernandez Santos’s and the Cuban ethnographer Abel Sierra. The photographs and text are printed on Shine, luminous mica coated, acid free paper. Three sheets of translucent magenta paper separate the photographs and essays.
El Muro is 9″ x 13.5″ opening to 20″. The structure of the book is semi-concealed wire-o binding serving the original triptych design. Edition of 1200.
Deluxe edition of 50 includes a signed copy of El muro and two pigmented-ink portraits signed on verso in a clamshell box.
Museum of Modern Art Library, Green Library- Stanford, Nielson Library – Smith College, Beinecke Library – Yale University, Princeton University Library, Fine Arts Library – Harvard, George Eastman House, University of Miami Library, Cuban Heritage Collection University of Miami, to name but a few.
. . . Eduardo Hernandez Santos’s camera has captured in his luscious tome, EL MURO: THE WALL, Gs, Ls, Bs and a stunning array of Ts face the lens with fierce defiance. The shimmering, black and white photographs are juxtaposed with wild lines from the late, gay Cuban poet and playwright Virgilio Piñera.
Eduardo Santiago is a PEN U.S.A. Emerging Voices Fellow.