Yordanka Caridad: If I had the opportunity to choose how my next life would be, I’d like to be water. If I had the opportunity to eliminate any of the bad things in the world, I would erase fear (I prefer friendship of all the human feelings). I was born during the first Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba; the same day in that gay pride is now celebrated around the entire world. I live to the east of Havana and have always defended my right to do what I want, and not what society expects of me. Currently I make my living as a photojournalist, the perfect profession for me. But what I’d like to do for the rest of my life is writing, stories and novels. However, writers are too boring, so I don’t present myself as one.
Sunsets on the Savanna
December 20, 2012 |
Photo Feature by Yordanka Caridad
HAVANA TIMES — As we came into the town of Ciudad Bolivar at dawn, we realized that the weather would be the opposite of that of Caracas.
While waiting in a car to travel to the Indigenous University of Venezuela, at least 10 people — including adults and children — begged us for money to eat. Several of them were indigenous.
Though we were traveling to the Indigenous University (later on I’ll talk about that important project there), these pictures show only the sunsets from its outskirts.
So for now, la Sabana.
The vast savanna extends for hundreds of miles. At this time of year, the dry season, not all of the grass is that pleasing color of green. That’s why it was perhaps better to look towards the clouds, the sky and the sunsets – which I’m sharing with you.
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