Photographer's Note

Havana is emerging slowly from tough times. There has been a US embargo in place since 1961 after the Cuban missile crisis. Cuba's close ties with the communist world ended soon after the collapse of communinism in Eastern Europe in 1989. The aid from the Soviet Union ceased and Cuba went through a very difficult time indeed until the mid to late 1990s when an easing of relationships with many countries of the world began. Tourism is now the most important economic sector. Havana is a an exciting city to visit with beautiful but crumbling colonial architecture that is slowly being restored. Havana is extremely hot in the summer and people often sit on shady street corners and chat to each other and people watch. These elderly ladies were doing just that - they have such interesting faces that I could not resist candidly photographing them. They must have experienced a lot of Cuban history over the years including the revolution from 1953-1959 that liberated Cuba from dictatorship.

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Ann Jackman (annjackman) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1768 W: 0 N: 4456] (21903)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-06-02
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-03-20 5:26
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Points: 52
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