“96 Hours” is a collection images I photographed during the 96 hours I was on the island of Cuba in May 2017. Cuba, with a standstill relationship with the United States for more than 50 years, is a mystery to most Americans. Travel restrictions were eased early in 2016, but as the new administration began to review these changes, I hastened to document this amazing place while I could.
I traveled solo, took three flights, and arrived with a few personal items including: two camera bodies, three lenses and an iPhone. To get the flavor of the area, I stayed in two private homesteads and communicated in Spanish with these families. They were the only people I knew on the island before I arrived, and I knew them only from brief email conversations.
I immersed myself in Cuba entirely. I wandered the streets of Havana with my gear, without cell signal or map, and found the scenes before you. I walked with confidence and conversed with others. I wore an open heart and a kind smile. I had one goal in mind: to make good pictures. I worked in a bilingual headspace, so the titles in this exhibit are in a mix of English and Spanish.
All 21 photos are currently on exhibit at Whitney Library in Las Vegas from Jan. 18 to March 18, 2018. Please contact photographer for show inquiries.