Honorable Mention TIFA 2022 Editorial / Photo Essay

Back to Cuba

  • Photographer
    Sonia Costa
  • Photo Date
    April 2022

Twenty years after my first trip,I traveled to Cuba to document the situation due to Covid-19.Over 90% of population had been vaccinated and the restrictionswerestillverystrong.Nevertheless,thecountry,whose primary activity derives from tourism, had thrown its precarious economy into a desperate phase.The crisis hit worse due to Russia Ukraine war with the lack of wheat.Years ago I could glimpse a veil of hope in their faces,now in their eyes,I perceived a veil of resignation and sadness.Only students,completely financed by theState, seemed tolook at the world with confidence.Cuba,Spring2022