Ken and I are just back from a week in Havana--our first trip in 6 months. We were planning our final shoot for LOS HERMANOS/THE BROTHERS, a tale of two Cuban brothers long separated by geopolitics but united by music. It is the centerpiece of EVOLUTION CUBA: Stories of Art & Change, our series tracking Cuba's transformation through the lens of art.
The general consensus among our friends and colleagues is that, except for the privileged few connected to the booming tourist industry, not that much has changed for the average Cuban. There is more internet, a few hundred hotspots around the country instead of 12. Now too, people who get their hands on a router can access slow internet at home with something akin to telephone cards. Some food is harder to come by, since resources are diverted to the deluge of tourists, and the first 5-star hotel just opened in Havana. Nonetheless the vibrant, distinctly Cuban cultural scene unfolds.
We'll see what the future holds as Trump unveils his new Cuba policy on Friday .
Here are a few memorable images from our travels.