Capturing Havana’s Poetic Soul

Phyllis A.S. Boros

2006, JAN 20

The poetry of photography -- and the wonder it can evoke -- is what fascinates Ron Tarver, an award-winning lensman for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

As a photojournalist, Tarver is immersed in documentary photography on a nearly daily basis. But it is in his off-hours, working in his own darkroom, that Tarver gives vent to his subjective side.
His personal view is apparent in “Havana, A Place Out of Time,” a collection of about 30 silver gelatin fine art prints on view at Art/Place in Fairfield’s Southport section.
This is the first time since its founding more than 25 years ago that Art/Place, a cooperative nonprofit gallery with more than two dozen member artists, has invited an out-of-state artist to mount a one-person show.