This solo show consists of photographs taken while on my trip to Havana, Cuba in March 2015. The city has many beautiful but decaying buildings which were owned by individual families and now house many. There are no homeless in Havana but living conditions are not good. Food is not plentiful and can be costly. There are two forms of money, one for Cubans and the other for visitors and the wealthy. We saw many restaurants which are being bought and run by families. Food for tourists is good and quite like what you might find in our country.
Many people are hard working and ingenious, making use of things that we would just toss away. Cars are kept running by gutting them and rebuilding engines that can be maintained with pieces of scrap found here and there. Small homes and apartments are being remodeled. Scaffolding is seen everywhere. The old town is as it was in the 50’s and there are dangerous areas where buildings are eroding.
The people are the heart of the country. They are friendly and inviting. We were welcomed into many homes and even though we had a language problem, we had no problem communicating.