Northeastern University: Update Havana

It’s hard to believe that we have less than a week left in Cuba. Yesterday morning we had a lecture all about Jose Marti. He is one of the most iconic figures in Cuba and was one of the most influential people in the Cuban revolution. Because Cuba’s government is so different than what most of us are accustomed to, it is interesting to see how an ideological icon in Cuba can have such a different makeup from who the United State’s traditional political and ideological icons are. Although the Cubans have explained that Jose Marti is just like the United State’s George Washington, they are ideologically very different.
In the afternoon we spent all day shooting images so that we can begin to assemble our final portfolio. This morning, all students have the opportunity to have private critiques with Luis, Dana and Emma to pinpoint what our strongest images are. This afternoon we will all go shooting again and hopefully take our final images for our portfolios. All of the students have improved an exceptional amount since arriving in Cuba and we are all excited to see each other’s final works.



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