It is truly amazing to meet the people of Cuba. This is a mother and son! Hard to believe, at first. They were shy, and lived in a valley outside of Trinidad. They appeared from inside their home, when they heard the commotion outside – a bunch of photographers walking through their village! This is a portrait of a hard life, but a long one. I wondered how long some of us would last under the conditions in which they had lived, and were still living. It made me think about what we take for granted so often, the comfort within which we live. His eyes were bright, piercing, and they stayed with me, as they expressed a pride, a strength in who he was.

I am looking forward to continuing documenting the people when I return in April and again in January 2014. There are only a few spaces left for the Jan 2014 tour.