The 2017 Havana Times Cuba Photo Contest is now officially open for sending in your entries. It’s the 9th edition of the event, one for each year of our online publication. Read the post to see how you can participate.
In Cuba, since January 1959, children have guaranteed access to education and medical care, as well as a very modest rationed food basket from the State, but …
The type of currency or in general the amount of money that an individual has in Cuba drastically affects their dynamics in today’s society.
From the French who founded the city of Cienfuegos, Lourdes Maria Trigo Bermudez took the tradition of decorative ribbons, a craft which requires a lot of work but fascinates this fashion designer. She was previously a Spanish and Literature teacher but as many Cubans had to redirect their careers towards one which would give them better earnings and the chance to express themselves artistically.
The historic Belen Convent located in the small square on Compostela Street in Old Havana, hosted the Ladrones de Quinotos Theater Company from Argentina which brought a beautiful morning to life with their marionette performance. (12 photos)
Octavio Irving Hernandez Jimenez is a Cuban artist who enjoys great national and international acclaim. He has worked as a cultural promoter, teacher and art methodologist. He has taken part in over 40 group exhibitions and has unveiled eight personal displays.
The work Dub Love premiered in Cuba on the openin day of the Havana Ballet Festival (Oct. 28-Nov.6) performed by the French dancers Ana Pi, Francois Chagnaud and Cecilia Bengoles. (10 photos)
After much deliberation the 20-member jury has made its selections for the first cut in the 8th Havana Times Cuba Photo Contest. In all 182 readers took part in the contest submitting a total of 1,503 photographs in the six different categories. After the first cut, 118 of the participants have at least one picture in the second round. (467 photos)
Pia was seduced by natural colors when she realized she could use them. She used to look closely at pollen, dust clouds, some flowers and dried fruits, mud, certain stalks that trickled out tones when put in water, and charcoal which left a trail beside the path she used to walk along. Especially when she used to rub them against unusual surfaces or exposed them to sun, wind, rain and they took on wonderful shades.(30 photos)
Ernesto Cordova is a young painter who, a few years ago, formed part of the Museology Restoration and Conservation Center, located in Old Havana, which no longer exists today. We spoke with him about his work.