Vacío: A Cuban Photo Essay
Vacío, Spanish for “empty,” is an exploration of the interaction between the culture and infrastructure of Cuba in the months leading up to the lifting of the U.S. embargo. It was inspired by the juxtaposition of vibrancy and desolation in a nation seemingly left untouched as it began to prepare for what some considered would be a landmark shift in the way the country had operated for over half a century. Others insist the Cuban people are resilient and always have been, and that the improvement of their relationship with the American government would bring in more revenue but not alter daily life. These photos were taken from May to June 2015. The American embassy reopened in August after 54 years of closure.
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