Capturado: Faces of Cuba

August 21 through December 15, 2017
Miller Nichols Library, Ground Floor - Link Gallery

An exhibit of photographs highlighting the rich diversity of the Cuban people.

In 2009, Dr. Jimmy Adegoke joined an expedition to Cuba's nine cultural and natural sites designated for preservation by UNESCO.
While there, he got a glimpse into the lives of everyday Cubans. From rural plantation laborers in the southeast, to glamorous cabaret performers in Havana. Struck by the diversity, Jimmy began capturing images of Cubans at work and play. The resulting photographs highlight the rich and varied composition of the island's inhabitants.


Dr. James (Jimmy) Adegoke is an award-winning climate scientist, photographer, and professor at UMKC. His has spoken on environmental concerns and climate change before many political committees in the U.S., South Africa, and Nigeria. He is also on the Technical Advisory Board of several UN applied science programs. Through all this, Dr. Adegoke maintains very strong interest in Geoscience Education. He is passionate about programs geared towards increasing minority representation in the sciences.