Cuba: El Oriente

Although Cuba has become a popular venue for photographers, the Oriente, the eastern part of the island, has been far less photographed. In March 2017, I visited and documented the cities and towns of Santiago de Cuba; Baracoa, which is still recovering from the October 2016 hurricane; the imposing Basilica in Cobre, a former copper mining town; Bayamo; and Holguin. This is an important record: In a few years, if Cuba becomes more and more of a tourist destination, these places will be transformed beyond recognition.