Cuba – people
Cuba is not about classic old cars, cigars, and pre-Revolution buildings. Cuba is about a culture unique to itself, diverse and complex yet seemingly content in spite of the hardships.
These photos were made during many trips from 2009 to 2013. I almost always travel alone to have better access to the people.
I stay with Cuban families instead of in hotels. I tend to eat the local food where the Cubans eat. Where ever possible, I travel as the residents do, both inter-city and cross country. This is sometimes with collective groups in old private cars, by buses, in the back of trucks, and in various forms of horse drawn wagons. But mostly I walk. I try to always stay at least 2 or 3 days everywhere I go so I can begin to develop some form of relationships with the locals.
My travels have taken me the 780 mile length of the island. I have stayed in a majority of Cuba’s 15 provinces. I have photographed in just about every part of the diverse city of Havana with its two million plus residents.
My best memories are the kindness and graciousness of just about everyone I encountered.
See the photos
read a 1500 word story about my 3 days visiting with a Cuban family in a small town in December 2012