On Saturday, February 27th, Professor Eduardo del Valle will be signing copies of his autobiography Childhood Memories from the Other Side of the Water at Books & Books Coral Gables.
Childhood Memories from the Other Side of the Water is an autobiography revealing beautiful, evocative, and sometimes painful photographs leading through the author’s childhood in Cuba, where he suffered horrific trauma and betrayal. Eduardo del Valle’s story is a very human one. All humans suffer and at times have felt shame, yet ultimately long for well-being, love, and happiness. But for most who have experienced sexual abuse as children, there are no words to express feelings, feelings a young person might have when they are abused and humiliated. Most children who experience trauma remember the event, but bury the emotions. Del Valle has carried this history for 50 years. For him, these emotions are very much alive. That is because all buried emotions are buried alive, aching to have a voice. (Source)
Del Valle is a Professor of Art/Photography at Florida International University, Miami where he has taught since 1983. Visiting artists lectures and workshops presented by Del Valle include Columbia University, NY; The Museum of Modern Art, NY; Penland School of Art, NC; and others. He is the co-author of several monographs, including From the Ground Up (2003); Four Sections of Time (2004); Fried Waters (2005); Between Runs (2006); Witness Number Four (2008); En Vista (2009) and most recently On View (2012) all published by The Nazraeli Press.
Del Valle is the recipient of numerous artist’s fellowships including the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (1997); Oscar B. Cintas Foundation (1989 and 1996); South Florida Cultural Consortium (1993); National Endowment for the Arts (1976 and 1990); Florida Art Council (1987); and New York State Council for the Arts (1979). His photographs were exhibited in the groundbreaking Inaugural Exhibition 2004 marking the reopening of The Museum of Modern Art in New York City and exhibited again at MoMA’s Landscape: Recent Acquisitions in 2006. His work is widely shown internationally and is in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, NY; Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; and New Orleans Museum of Art, LA. HIs work is represented by Jim Kempner Fine Art Gallery in the city of New York.
The book signing for Eduardo Del Valle’s Childhood Memories from the Other Side of the Water will take place on Saturday, February 27th, 2016 at 8PM at Books & Books Coral Gables: 265 Aragon Avenue | Coral Gables, Florida 33134.