About the artist
Bill Rasdell is an accomplished professional photographer with an emphasis on producing fine art and documentary images. Bill’s current projects list includes a photographic study of life in present-day Cuba. In 1995 Bill first ventured to Cuba as a musician studying Afro-Cuban percussion and folklore at the University of Matanzas. Over the course of several visits, Bill has built an extensive body of work chronicling this crucial period in Cuban history. His images reveal the spirit of the vibrant people as they struggle in the face of prevailing obstacles. As a recipient of the 1999 Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship Award, Bill returned to Cuba in late 1999. In the course of his six-week residency he continued his studies of Afro-Cuban music and folklore and expanded his photographic journal of this land and her people.