WORK: MAY DAYS
The first time I visited Havana was in the spring 2014 and I returned again the following year. My month-long stays materialized in visual observations during the days of May. First impressions were that the people of Cuba seemed in constant uncertainty about its future—a limbo caused by economic stagnation but imminent change.
Hoping to go beyond my own understanding of Cuba, a.k.a. the associations of a foreigner, I learned that with time and experience, there is so much that lies beyond one’s comprehension. Frequently, nothing is as it appears, what is on the surface is too easily misinterpreted. Instead, the hieroglyphs of the present, the verve of its people and punctuations of the everyday were what kept me connected.
The more you get to know a country the more mysterious it becomes, and potentially it can evade you. The singular moments of my journey are those of exchange and recognition.