TIFA 2022 Editorial / Photo Essay

Portraits of Cuba People

  • Prize
    Bronze in Editorial/Photo Essay
  • Photographer
    Kevin Shi
  • Technical Info
    Canon Eos 5r With Verify Lens
  • Photo Date

I was lucky enough to be able to visit Cuba recently. Cuba is a country which has rich traditions and colorful cultures, although it experienced a harsh economic difficulty due to the US embargo and covid19 recently. I thought what a better way to support Cuba people by showing the world a series of portraits of Cuba ordinary people. They are workers, farmers and dancers; old and young. Hopefully through my lens viewers can have a glance off Cuba reality.

I am trained as an engineer but love photography. Three years ago I decided to quite my engineering job to focus on my photography passion. I love travel photography and would like to documenting the quickly vanished traditional lifestyles around the world. In additional, I do some portraits and still photography when I am not traveling.