Fotorreportaje por Ernesto Gonzalez Diaz

HAVANA TIMES — Cuban women have the deserved reputation of being beautiful. Today, we bring you a series of photos of teenage, young and not-so-young women from Havana. Walking down Old Havana’s Obispo street, waiting for a bus, reading in the shade afforded by a tree, going for a stroll with their children or quite simply chatting with friends, all of them – white, mulatto or black – are beautiful, tender and delicate, regardless of their age, skin color or social status.

These are common, daily scenes in our city. No photo was staged, no one posed and I do not know the names of any of my “models.” They are quite simple beautiful women I captured with my camera, in passing.

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19 thoughts on “The Women of Havana

  • OK, so you gave a talk to a bunch of people who don’t know Cuba? Well, of course, they don’t care about politics! Most free people don’t. Yes, I do agree that I am rather unique. Thank you.

  • Moses, wrong again. I would estimate that 98% of the people were not Cuban or had no connection to Cuba. They only had an interest in Cuban people and culture, not Cuban politics.

    You seem to be unique in your view that anything having to do with Cuba, Cuban people, or Cuban culture is nothing more than a springboard into a discussion of internal Cuban politics. Classic example is this thread where you interpreted a photo essay of Cuban women as only another opportunity to express your political views.

  • Bob, does that surprise you? Once Cubans escape Castro tyranny, the last thing they want to do is be reminded of their worst memories. The Castros have, as I mentioned in my earlier comment, affected ALL aspects of Cuban life.

  • Moses, only one of these was in Cuba. I would not have expected anything political there.

    But the other eight were in the US. Everyone at all of those was interested in Cuban people and culture but not politics.

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