Dr James Clifford Kent is a specialist in Visual Cultures at Royal Holloway, University of London, particularly photography with a focus on Cuba. Recent publications include essays on music documentary film and photography. He is the author of Aesthetics and the Revolutionary City: Real and Imagined Havana (2019) and his current AHRC-funded research project “¡Yo soy Fidel!”: Post-Castro Cuba and the Cult of Personality explores the representation of Cuban society in documentary photography following Fidel Castro’s death in 2016. James is a practising photographer whose work has been exhibited in the UK and Cuba. He has given public talks and organised workshops at institutions such as Instituto Cervantes, Tate Modern and The National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC).