Music is the essence of Cuban culture. It comes from the rhythms of the seas and seasons that affect the islands. Indeed, you can hear the music in the percussion of a base hit at the ballpark or in the notes of a flute on a warm Saturday night along the Malecon. Meals aren’t just presented, they’re orchestrated. There’s music and romance even in the rice and the beans and the amount of salt.
Since 1972 I have been most fortunate to travel across six continents to capture in photographs some of the richness of the cultures I have encountered. My recent work in Cuba has produced some of my favorite images. “The rich rhythm of life” that has always defined the Pearl of the Antilles was easy for me to find, and I hope you enjoy the fruits of my visits there.