In April, I traveled to Cuba for one week on a humanitarian mission. The rapture of this island, with its history so intertwined with the US, did not disappoint. Third world places call to me. I seek the honesty of these places, not what is presented to tourists. Cuba was no exception. I left with many images, and most importantly, with a deeper understanding and compassion for the Cuban people. My heart continues to long for a better existence for all of Cuba’s citizens.
In the four photo galleries below of Havana, Trinidad de Cuba, Hacienda Manacas in the Historic Sugar Mill Valley and the work of artist Jose Fuster, are images which capture slices of Cuban life today, in the context of shelter, food, family and community.