Photo feature by Caridad
In any case, I’ve already received disagreements, and a line of women even formed in front of my house asking to be photographed for Havana Times – they wanted to be included in this photojournalism spread of course.
Cuban women, too, like things like this, where they have a chance to win in beauty competitions, though here such things are looked down upon — officially — as something that denigrates us.
But what does it matter, even if beauty pageants do end up demeaning beauty (and I agree that they do), how do you really know what a woman looks like under all those layers of makeup or after they’ve undergone cosmetic surgery?
I like to see them like this, natural, as they’re shown here in these photos.
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