Monday, February 9, 2015

Ballerina, Universidad de la Habana, La Habana, Cuba, Summer of 2014


On this day, decades after the inception of the revolution, in place of speeches this young dancer chooses to perform without words. In this historic spot many words have been spoken, yet she speaks louder with her movements, with her compositions.

We were allowed to do so with a hand-held camera, since anything else would have resulted in our dismissal from this historic site. We of course asked the previous day, just to make sure that when we arrived with this young dancer in the morning we would be permitted to do so.

This was our third location in the morning, as we moved between historic spaces before the tourists arrived with their cameras. We were lucky enough to have missed most of them, and those who did show up were kind enough to allow us our work.

This image is dedicated to my dear friend Michael, whose Cuban photographs have inspired me to do more on the island.

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Note: This image was made with a Fuji GA645Wi onto Fuji Neopan Acros 100 ISO film.