Portraits of Cuba

Scenes from Havana to Santiago “This vibrant work explores everyday life in contemporary Cuba. . . . The accessibly written entries are packed with information. . . . Those interested in Cuban culture, as well as armchair travelers, will find plenty to appreciate.”—Publishers Weekly “Duncan's photos take over the pages, and alongside the colorful visuals … Continue reading Portraits of Cuba

Images from Tossed to the Wind

Tossed to the Wind: Stories of Hurricane Maria Survivors By María T. Padilla and Nancy Rosado From author María T. Padilla: In October 2017, a month after Maria ripped through Puerto Rico as a high Category 4 hurricane, Nancy Rosado visited the island to take supplies of solar light bulbs and other material to the … Continue reading Images from Tossed to the Wind

The Last Resort

Remembering the golden age of an immigrant community “Bravo to Monroe for capturing this little-known postwar period of South Beach history. The photographs are wonderful. Monroe’s accompanying text is personal and poignant, and it resonates.”—Allan Shulman, editor of The Discipline of Nature: Architect Alfred Browning Parker in Florida “From the mid-1950s through the 1970s, the barrier … Continue reading The Last Resort

The Insubordination of Photography

“The first book to focus fully on the complex and creative uses of photography to resist state violence, atrocity, censorship, and widespread authoritarianism in Chile between 1973 and 1990.”—Antonio J. Traverso, editor of Southern Screens: Cinema, Culture and the Global South   “Working with an important and understudied archive of Chilean dictatorship-era photographs and photographic practices, … Continue reading The Insubordination of Photography

Intern Guest Post: “The World to Come” Artists Imagine Futures from Ruins

Written by Melissa Nunez ,  Marketing intern at the University Press of Florida While looking at The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene, I realized how my work as an artist can relate to some of the ideas that were brought up by curator Kerry Oliver-Smith. Distributed by the University Press of Florida, … Continue reading Intern Guest Post: “The World to Come” Artists Imagine Futures from Ruins

Picturing Cuba

“Compelling and relevant. Takes readers on a journey through the history of Cuban art’s significance, demonstrating how art has mirrored the cultural life of the country as well as how politics affect the production of art itself.”—Isabel Alvarez Borland, coeditor of Cuban-American Literature and Art: Negotiating Identities Picturing Cuba: Art, Culture, and Identity on the Island … Continue reading Picturing Cuba

Imagining Florida

The story of Florida through the eyes of artists   “Shows the variety of visual experience that Florida has offered artists, both famous and unknown, since its first years of habitation but also the different media that these artists have resorted to in order to reflect their vision. This is a unique salute to Florida’s … Continue reading Imagining Florida

Weeki Wachee Mermaids

Weeki Wachee Mermaids: Thirty Years of Underwater Photography by Lu Vickers and Bonnie Georgiadis features rare vintage photographs, postcards, and publicity shots from the spring where famous mermaids—in actuality, highly trained swimmers and divers—performed underwater. Today, Burrow Press is featuring this excerpt of Weeki Wachee Mermaids as part of their Fantastic Floridas project. It features portions from Bonnie Georgiadis's essay "What the Mermaid … Continue reading Weeki Wachee Mermaids

Florida Landscapes by UPF Staff

This month at the University Press of Florida, we decided to reconnect with our artistic sides and the beautiful state we call home. Inspired by the “otherworldly” colors of Florida sunsets and landscapes in our new book E. G. Barnhill, staff members here at the press tried their hands—and brushes—at some watercolor fun. Our painting session included … Continue reading Florida Landscapes by UPF Staff

Spotlight on Florida Photography

The University Press of Florida is the proud publisher of many books of beautiful photography. Today we’re highlighting a few of our books that showcase striking images of the state of Florida.   E.G. Barnhill: Florida Photographer, Adventurer, Entrepreneur is filled with stunningly vivid hand painted photographs of Florida’s natural and enchanting landscape. In the age … Continue reading Spotlight on Florida Photography