The portraits from this series document the citizens of Havana in their home environment and capture scenes that are reflective of their character not normally seen. The photographs were taken in various districts of Havana over a six-week period and during my time on the project I became aware that these people still retain family values and a richness of life that would appear to be disappearing in the more affluent western societies.
Families are tight knit groups as they share rooms or houses in close proximity. Rooms can be quite small and are in contrast on some occasions to the relatively more grandiose old colonial structures. Family units often consist of grandparents, parents, uncles, aunts, teens and children. They support each other in such a way as to create a culture of emotional trust and security. This mutual cooperation and care became evident as they invited me into their homes and displayed a patience and ease as I went about my work.
© David Creedon 2012
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