La Havane

Havana, Cuba

A man polishes up the car in which he will carry tourists. Vintage American cars are a very popular center of interest on the island of Cuba. August 2016. Un homme brique la voiture dans laquelle il va promener les touristes. Les voitures anciennes américaines sont un centre d’intérêt très prisé sur l’île de Cuba. Août…

La Havane

Havana, Cuba

As tourism to the island increases and the government loosens restrictions on  car ownership for Cubans, more and more vintage cars emerge from their long state of abandonment. Cubans have realized there is money to be made in offering vintage car tours. August 2016. Alors que le tourisme sur l’île se développe et que le gouvernement…

La Havane

Havana, Cuba

A Cuban woman puffs on an enormous cigar as she fans herself on a street in Old Havana. She poses for tourists in exchange of a few pesos. August 2016. Une femme cubaine fume un énorme cigare tout en se ventilant avec un éventail dans une rue dans le quartier de Habana Vieja. Elle pose…

La Havane

Havana, Cuba

Long lazy afternoon in Havana. A group of people sits outside the Bodeguita del Medio, listening to live music and drinking beers. Fidel Castro has celebrated his 90th birthday a few days before. August 2016. Long après-midi de farniente à la Havane. Un groupe de gens est assis à l’extérieur de la Bodeguita del Medio…

La Havane

Havana, Cuba

Carnival takes place in August in Havana. Very few foreigners attend the event as it is difficult to buy tickets since nothing is advertised, not even the dates. August 2016. Le Carnaval de la Havane a lieu en août. Très peu étrangers participent à l’événement car il est difficile d’acheter des billets puisqu’il n’y a aucune…

La Havane

Havana, Cuba

In each neighborhood of Havana, there is a Committee in charge of the preservation of the revolution. I was lucky to witness a Saturday morning meeting in one of the committees. As in any dictatorship, officers are paid to spy the neighbors and report any suspicious behavior. August 2016. Dans chaque quartier de la Havane,…

La Havane

Havana, Cuba

This young boy and his father got up early. At 5:00 am, they were on the beach in Playas del Este searching for crabs. Since it had heavily rained the evening before, they were not very successful and had only caught four crustaceans that the boy was ready to kill. August 2016. Ce jeune garçon…