Haiti & Cuba: Intertwined Cultures Before and After the Earthquake

Friday, February 05, 2010

A photo-journalism and essay project by the Miami-based Iris Photo Collective portrays the complex connections between Haiti and her neighbor Cuba. We speak with Iris co-founders Carl Juste and Luis Rios talk about the photographs and essays, produced before the earthquake, and how their context has changed after the disaster.

See a slideshow of photographs from Luis Rios and Carl Juste:

Iris Photo Collective, Photo: Carl Juste
Havana and Haiti: Two Cultures, One Community
Havana and Haiti: Two Cultures, One Community Photo: Carl Juste
Mask, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Havana and Haiti: Two Cultures, One Community Photo: Carl Juste
Man in the Mirror, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Havana and Haiti: Two Cultures, One Community Photo: Maurice Cohn Band
Night's Work, Havana, Cuba
Havana and Haiti: Two Cultures, One Community Photo: Carl Juste
Innocence, Port-de-Paix, Haiti
Havana and Haiti: Two Cultures, One Community Photo: Charles Trainor, Jr.
Home, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Havana and Haiti: Two Cultures, One Community Photo: Marice Cohn Band
Over the Rainbow, Havana, Cuba

Guests:

Carl Juste and Luis Rios

Comments [1]

john

To compare Haiti and Cuba is so off center. The photographers do not know there subject.

One is a white and balck culture, the Cubans tend to not mix, and the other is an afro centric culture, Haiti. They guest are totally off, and the interview was nto deep.

Feb. 05 2010 07:58 AM

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