About James Quine

James Quine is a St. Augustine, Florida based photographer who specializes in documentary, editorial and fine art photography. He began photographing Latin America in 1980 during a trip to several Caribbean countries to prepare photographs for a book on Spanish colonial archaeology. His personal photographs on that trip inspired a long-standing fascination with Latin-American music, language and culture. Since then, he has traveled and photographed extensively throughout the Caribbean, Central and South America and Mexico.

Quine’s images of Cuba are part a project that has been ongoing for 17 years. In that time, he has made over a dozen trips to the island and has photographed in Havana and all of Cuba’s 15 provinces. His photographs have been exhibited in museums and galleries in the US and Cuba. They have also been widely published and represented in public and private collections. Shared Vision, a 2005 project documenting Baracoa, Cuba, for which he acted as director and participating photographer, was awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council. That same year, Quine’s work was included in the book and exhibition, Viajeros: North American Artists/Photographers’ Images of Cuba. In 2014, Quine contributed an introduction with images to a definitive book on contemporary Cuban photography, The Light In Cuban Eyes. His book, Cubanos: Photographs of Life in Cuba, 1999-2016, will be published this year.

Solo Exhibitions

Plum Gallery, St. Augustine, Florida, Cuba Alone, 2015

Plum Gallery, St. Augustine, Florida, Strings for Cuba, 2010

Art Advocate Gallery, St. Augustine, Florida, The Faces of Farming, 2009

Johnnies Kitchen, Hastings, Florida, The Faces of Farming, 2009

Wendy Tatter Gallery, St. Augustine, Florida, Cuba, 2009

Wynn Bone Gallery, Annapolis Maryland, Cuba, 2008

Wynn Bone Gallery, Annapolis, Maryland, Interesting Times, 2006

Wynn Bone Gallery, Annapolis, Maryland, Historias, Images of Cuba, 2004

Museum of Arts and Sciences, Daytona, Florida, Cuba Real, 2001

Gallery 39, St. Augustine, Florida, James Quine, Cuba Photographs, 2001

Gallery Contempo, St. Augustine, Florida, 2000

Group Exhibitions

Galería Carmen Montilla, III Jornada Fotográfica Latinoamericana, Havana, Cuba, Shared Vision, 2012

Rotunda Gallery, St. Johns County Administration Bldg., St. Augustine, Florida, Friends and Family, 2011

Salon de Artisanas, Gibara, Cuba, Shared Vision, 2010

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, New Orleans Louisiana, Mardi Gras, 360 Degrees, 2008

Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Meyers, Florida, Shared Vision, 2005

Galería de Arte Eliseo Reyes, Baracoa, Cuba, Shared Vision, 2005

Galería Julio Larramendi, Havana, Cuba, Shared Vision, 2005

Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art, Shared Vision, 2005

Florida State University Museum of Fine Art, Tallahassee Florida, Shared Vision, 2005

Museum of Art and Science, Melbourne, Florida, Shared Vision, 2004

Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus, Centre Gallery, Miami FL, Viajeros, 2007

Lehigh University, Dubois Gallery, Bethlehem Pennsylvania, Viajeros, 2005

Grants & Awards

National Endowment for the Arts, Access Grant, Shared Vision: A Collaborative Documentary of Baracoa, Cuba, Director / Participating Photographer, 2003-2004

The State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, International Cultural Exchange Grant, Shared Vision: A Collaborative Documentary of Baracoa, Cuba, Director/Participating Photographer, 2003-2004

Florida Arts Council Grant, Shared Vision: A Collaborative Documentary of Baracoa, Cuba, Director/Participating Photographer, 2003-2004

Southeastern Museums Conference, Bronze Award, Cuba, A History in Art, 1999

Southeastern Museums Conference, Silver Award, Celebrating Florida, 1995


Foosaner Museum, Melbourne, Florida

Museo Matachín, Baracoa, Cuba

Lehigh University Art Galleries, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Stetson Kennedy Foundation, Fruit Cove, Florida

Selected Book Credits

The Light in Cuban Eyes, Lake Forest College Press, 2014 (Introduction and photographs)

Fascination, British and Continental Jewelry 1785-1885,The Museum of Arts and Sciences, 200

Viajeros: North American Artist / Photographers’ Images of Cuba, Lehigh University Art Galleries, 2005

A Treasury of American Art, The Museum of Arts and Sciences, 2003

Columbus’s Outpost Among the Tainos, Yale University Press, 2002

Artifacts of the Spanish Colonies of Florida and the Caribbean Vol 2, Smithsonian Institution Press, 2002

Baracoa, Where Cuba Begins, The St. Augustine-Baracoa Friendship Association, 2002

Cuba, A History in Art, The Museum of Arts and Sciences, 1999 (SEMC Bronze Award)

Archaeology of Early Colonial Life, Cobblestone Publishing, 1998

Celebrating Florida, Museum of Arts and Sciences/University Press, 1995 (SEMC Silver Award)

The Splendor of American Ceramic Art, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 1991

First Encounters, Spanish Explorations in the Caribbean and the United States, University of Florida Press, 1989

Artifacts of the Spanish Colonies of Florida and the Caribbean, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1987

America’s Architectural Roots, Ethnic Groups that Built America, The Preservation Press, 1986

Spanish St Augustine, Academic Press, 1983

Selected Magazine Credits

National Geographic, Scientific American, Archaeology Magazine, Colonial Homes, Playboy, Gallery Guide, American Art Review, American Antiquity, Florida Today, Arts and Sciences, New Jersey Star-Ledger