64 images Created 28 May 2018
Cuba, 2005 - 2007
This presentation is a set of photographs made in the capital of Cuba, Havana. Due to its complexities and contradictions, Cuba has become more than a place; in many ways, it is a postmodern and postcolonial myth, which has radically different meanings for different people. It has been photographed much, and precisely therein lies the challenge, for the representation of Cuba most often fails to go beyond the two extremes in interpretation, one that glorifies and romanticizes the achievements of Cuban revolution, and the other that dismisses it as a totalitarian, state-controlled and run, unsustainable country. The task is to work in between these polar opposites, acknowledging and embracing the contradictions and quirks of Cuba in order to bring forward the richness of the shared human experience.