Sunday, March 23, 2014

Ballerina + Pan American Stadium, La Habana, Cuba, Summer of 2013


This is the welcome she extends whenever we call on her to be photographed. At the end of every session she asks about the next time. She is less than thirteen years old yet understands the value of the work perfectly. Here she stands at the steps of the Pan American Stadium where hundreds of athletes passed almost 25 years ago on their way to compete for glory. What is left is a crumbling building and this incredible spirit, a reminder that there are those that never forget regardless of circumstances.

The decision to visit the island of Cuba is an easy one, and one made even more so with the expression below in my mind. 

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Note: This image was made with a Hasselblad 555 ELD/180mm combination onto Fuji Neopan Acros 100 ISO film.