• Season: Season 2021
  • Category: Portraiture
  • Description: I imagine the year to be 1957 again when Havana was the world’s fourth most expensive city. According to the International Labour Organization, the average industrial salary in Cuba became the world’s eighth-highest in 1958, and the average agricultural wage was higher than in developed nations. Cuba also had Latin America’s highest per capita consumption of meat, vegetables, cereals, automobiles, telephones, and radios during this period.
    In 2019, many vintage buildings still remain in Havana and many of my friends still play and live in such buildings. The buildings may be old and deteriorated, blemished by scars on their walls, with no signs of recent maintenance. Today, as the Castro era wanes, Cuba’s youth have their doubts, dreams, and their stories…
    My friends Adonis and Monica practice their dance routines within the cool interiors of the old mansion.
  • Location: Havana, Cuba
  • Date: 18/01/2019