Cuba the way it still looked anno 2016, first of two photo series. A country in transition, where small-scale enterprise is allowed, the local and tourist economies are merging, Che Guevara is more a commercial succes than a revolutionary hero, and socialism is paling. But also a swinging island with free and good health-care and education, and near equality between the sexes and races.
Old-timer in front of the Capitol in Havana.
Church square in Vinales.
Greengrocer with his horse-drawn cart in Trinidad.
Rural farm house.
Cycle rickshaw in Pinar del Rio
Public transport in Havana.
Greengrocer with a bicycle cart and customers in Camagüey.
Street vendor selling self-made chips, in Havana.
A man with a bicycle cart selling some kind of drink, in Santiago de Cuba.
Market in Santiago de Cuba where produce is sold directly from producer to customer.
Government grocers where people can buy with coupons handed out by the state, in Camagüey.
People waiting in a queue for a shop to open.
Government shop in Bayamo, met little choice in the shop window.
Wedding shop in in a shopping street in Santiago de Cuba.
Because public transport is poor, hitch-hiking is common.
A Horse and cart drive past a large Che Guevara billboard.
Water-truck bringing water to households in Bayamo.
A dilapidated tractor at a sugarcane plantation.
Horsewagon with sugarcane.
End the blockade against Cuba, appeal by pastors for peace on a bus in Havana.
A shelf full of revolutionary literature and comics on the second hand book market in Havana.
A cleaner sweeping a busy shopping street in Havana.
People busy on their smartphones, there is only access at certain times and in certain places.