Cuba | Before the National mourning
November 9-16, 2016
The pictures from this series - taken two weeks prior to the passing of Fidel Castro – convey the vision I had of Cuba moments before the National mourning.
It struck me how the people of Cuba were still strongly attached to the one who had incarnated for decades hope and despair, finding slogans, posters and portraits of him everywhere. During my stay I was able to converse with a few locals that I found very endearing. Even though many cleavages are still present within the society, Fidel’s politicy that encouraged education and culture was ubiquitous.
While strolling for several hours every day, I was able to observe many contrasts, may they be architectural or human. This series, built around light play, street scenes and encounters is the result of this observation.