Photographer's Note

Perhaps you know, perhaps you don't know, but playing checkers and or dominoes is a common practice out on the streets of Havana - just as is playing baseball or football.

I like to think of myself as a keen observer :)
and one thing i've noticed about all of these games being played out on the streets is that its always men or boys.

Never did we ever see a girl or a woman playing sports on the street or socializing by playing these board games...I wonder why that is?

Anyways, these men had no problem at all with me getting up close and personal. Obviously i'm using my ultra wide angle lens here, I wanted to because otherwise I could not fit all the people in the scene from above.

During my time in Havana, I approached a number of groups playing these games. Depending on the personalities of the men some of them chose to ignore me, some wanted a full on conversation. But all were gracious in having their game photographed. The man in the blue shirt sitting down is smiling/smirking because i'm taking the photo.

I like how they don't even have a table, they're using their knees. It's also interesting how one Cuban man here has a Florida USA cap, and another man has a T-Shirt with the USA flag.

My next post will be men playing a game of Dominoes :)

Hope you like it

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