Havana Times Photo Galleries

Photo Roundup of Havana’s 24th International Book Fair featuredimage

With its achievements and shortcomings Cuba’s annual International Book fair drew a great many people in its 10 days in Havana. Now, it will begin its tour across the island’s other provinces.(27 photos)

Cuban Artist Esterio Segura’s “The Tropical West” featuredimage

Esterio Segura believes that one is responsible for one’s fate, and that has been his driving force in the world of visual arts. This helps explain the numerous series he has produced, one of which is on display at the Factoria Habana gallery. (11 photos)

Cuban Dance Co. Stages Three Unforgettable Pieces featuredimage

This past February 14th, Cuba’s Danza Contemporanea (DCC) dance company treated the audience to a marvelous Saint Valentine’s gift. They performed two premieres and restaged a popular piece: English choreographer Billy Cowie’s Tangos Cubanos (“Cuban Tangos”), Cuban choreographer and former DCC dancer Alexis Zanetti’s Retorno (“Return”) and Belgian-Colombian choreographer Anabelle Lopez Ochoa’s “Reversible.” (17 photos)

Cuba’s Danza Contemporanea Premieres “Cuban Tangos” featuredimage

Cuba’s Danza Contemporanea company opened their season by staging the world premiere of Tangos cubanos at Havana’s Mella Theater, treating audiences to choreographies, music and texts by Billy Cowie. (29 photos)

Barbies/Soccer Stars at the Cuba Book Fair featuredimage

The 24th International Book Fair has started in Cuba. Havana’s La Cabaña fortress is again full of people, food and books. Many are surprised by the large number of people who attend the fair.(23 photos)

A Mad Trip to Venezuela’s Gran Sabana featuredimage

When I turned 30 something last year I got a trip as gift. Since I don’t enjoy tours organized by others, my friend and I set off on an adventure in southern Venezuela, that paradise of feminine beauty known as La Gran Sabana (The great plain). (48 photos)

Cuba’s First Two-Keyboard Organ featuredimage

I am French and have just returned from a two-month visit to Havana, where I had the opportunity to witness the assembly of an organ. The organ was donated by Switzerland to Havana’s oldest church – the Church of the Holy Spirit located at the intersection of Cuba and Acosta streets.(29 photos)

Cuban Chugs – Escape to the USA featuredimage

Under the cloak of darkness along the northern coast of Cuba small groups of men, women and children climb into their makeshift homemade boat, as friends and family wish them luck and shove them off to sea. Their journey will be dangerous and unpredictable… (23 photos)

Spanish Ballet at Havana’s Marti Theater featuredimage

Since its re-opening in 2014, Havana’s Marti Theater has surprised us with artful and powerful performances. This time around, Cuba’s Spanish Ballet Company – a dance ensemble that will be celebrating 28 years of existence next April – was responsible for the performance we enjoyed. (29 photos)

Caracas Does Not Believe in Pictures featuredimage

Caracas is not a pretty city. The only thing that keeps people from going completely mad is the Waraira Repano (or Mount Avila) that hugs almost the entire extent of the capital. A light rain is enough to flood the city’s streets and make them look like weeping virgins. (46 photos)