Chat With Champions

Explore a changing Cuba with photographer Bob Hills Sept. 11

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 7:15am

On Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m., Skidompha Library in Damariscotta and Chats with Champions welcome noted photographer Bob Hills. Chats, which are held in the Porter Meeting Hall, are presented by Skidompha Library and sponsored by Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shop. Please allow time for parking.

Through cultural exchanges, Hills traveled extensively in Cuba and will present photos and commentary on Cuba and its people. Relationships established through prior visits afforded him the opportunity to explore beyond the traditional tourist destinations, including photo walks with Cuban photographers, visits to art and ballet schools, and cultural exchanges with Cuba's leading artists. He has traveled outside Havana to various provinces, exploring both the rural and urban landscape. His photographs show the ongoing changes in Cuba and the peoples’ lifestyles.

Originally from New Jersey, he moved to Northern California in the late 1960s. He spent his career in various sales and marketing positions for companies that supplied manufacturing equipment to semiconductor device manufacturers domestically, in Europe and in Asia. He has degrees in mechanical engineering and metallurgy from Stevens Institute of Technology. He was able to follow the fast-paced development of the technologies as they occurred, although, his main pleasure came from meeting the Cuban people and spending time with them and seeing how they live.

Chats with Champions is a free community offering from your national award-winning Skidompha Library. Recordings of many previous Chats are available on Skidompha Library's page. For more information call 563-5513 or online at