La Habana Vieja, Cuba: Ediciones Bolona, 2012. First Edition. INSCRIBED to a photographer friend by Alex Castro. 4to. 127 pp. Text in Spanish. Essays by ArmandoHart Dávalos; Gabriel Garcia Marquez; Eusebio Leal Spengler; and Rafael Acosta de Arriba. Striking photographs (both color and black & white) of Fidel Castro dating from 1955 to 2012. Olive green cloth in black illustrated dustjacket. Minor wear to spine ends else a fine copy of a scarce book of Fidel Castro photographs. Item #21583
Alex Castro Soto del Valle is Fidel Castro's son with his second wife, Dalia Soto Del Valle; as well, Alex was Fidel's personal photographer. These photographs by Castro and 4 other photographers show Fidel Castro in a range of activities and moods throughout his adult years, in New York & Washington DC, India, Venezuela; in the jungles, with Nelson Mandela, Pope Benedick XVI, Jimmy Carter, Chavez, agricultural workers and more; two images show Castro in baseball uniform.