Though the island of Cuba floats only 90 miles away from Key West, Florida, it feels frozen in time 60 years in the past. As a traveler, it appears trapped in a tussle between traditional and modern, caught in the ebb and flow of economic reality and communist dogma. Glenn Batkin May 13, 2017 |The country’s infrastructure is strained to the limits as the tourist industry is rapidly expanding. Being a witness to a country in transformation is what drew me to travel to Cuba.
Wandering the majestic squares, cobbled streets and crumbling relics with camera in tow, I grasped that Cuban culture was influenced by a melting pot of cultures, especially those of Spain and Africa. The question when I land: could I capture the humble dignity of the people of Cuba on film?
The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page – Saint Augustine
Here a few ‘pages’ from my photographic journey. And a few reasons you must travel to this fascinating land.