Cubanism: The Re-invention Revolution
A photographic exploration of Cuba focusing on the Re-invention of the country during the current prolific transformation and change of the creative artists, performers, dancers, musicians and citizens and other influencers of culture who have been isolated on the island as a result of the decades-long economic and cultural sanctions placed upon the country from the US embargo, through this exploration, my wish is to convey the many ways that socialism has inspired and shaped the Cuban people and creative process. Microcosms of Cuban culture will be examined via the medium of photography.
The project was shot just 3 weeks after the death of Fidel Castro and focuses on the creative gatekeepers of Cuban culture and captures the essence of post revolution through the Cuban people, Artists, Musicians, Performers, Dancers and other creatives who are slowly transitioning into the dawning of a new era.
Documenting this transformation in a creative manner as opposed to a political nature. Photographing environmental portraits, unique cuban street life, photographing the emerging and long standing creative artists, musicians , through Cuba’s rapidly emerging and immensely diverse pop culture. Captured and expressed for all viewers to have a window to steal a glance at this awe inspiring culture.