As you know if you’ve been following this Blog, I recently had the opportunity to travel to Cuba. Since returning, I have met many photographers who have had a desire to go. All I can say is, if you can go – GO!
Anyway, one of the most memorable aspects of my journey was meeting and partnering with a local Cuban photographer, Eduardo Garcia. Eduardo was my guide for a day as we visited the dilapidated factory town of Hershey. Not only was he an excellent guide, but as I later found out, an amazing photographer.
Eduardo’s work has been described as “getting inside the skin of his subjects.” This is very true. As a native Cuban he is extremely adept at approaching people and making immediate friends. He does not start off taking photos, but slowly, as he gets to know someone, will he begin to further explore them and their surroundings with his camera.
He has produced some of the most astounding work I have seen in some time. I hope that by showcasing some of his work outside of Cuba, he will begin to get some of the recognition I believe he has earned.
So, without anything further from me, here is some of the work of Eduardo Garcia…
Additionally, Eduardo has put together a brief video of his work. It is available to view HERE on YouTube.
It is my hope to get back to Cuba as soon as I can. It is also my plan to spend additional time with Eduardo and learn more about him and his work as he shows me more of this amazing country.