Cuba is an seldom visited country for many people, especially Americans, and its boisterous spirit soars them above the nation’s troubles. I couldn’t go anywhere in Havana without being bathed in music on the streets. People sing, play instruments and dance as a way of life. Music gets them through everything. These four people images are as widely varied as the people themselves.
Women gather daily around the church to gossip, knit, sell produce or just chat.
With work scarce this man spends his days watching the passing parade in Havana
The Tropicana opened in 1939 and was one of the most famous nightclubs in the world because international stars played there until Castro’s takeover in 1951. The show now is a glitzy show of Cuba’s beauties.
A fortress is not the usual venue for a wedding but this bride chose it as hers
“In southern Chile I photographed these Cuevas del Miladon (Caves of the Miladon). They are named Miladon because in 1895 when they discovered the caves they found the remains of some Miladons, prehistoric giant sloths which were larger than bears. They became extinct 13,000 years ago. Human remains there date to 6000 B.C. It reminds us of how minuscule we are in nature.”
Here are two photographs of a beach in Florianopolis, Brazil. Florianopolis now is what Rio de Janeiro was forty years ago: safe, carefree, affordable, friendly, lush and beautiful. Finding “undiscovered” places in my wide travel experience is what I like to share with people.