LITTLE HAVANA: Living with a memory... In the early 1960's, Cuban Exiles and other displaced Cuban population reached their final destination of Miami, Florida. In a neighborhood lying just west of Downtown Miami, they forged a new and different Cuban identity just 90 miles away from the Havana they left behind. They formed Little Havana, named after Havana, the capital and largest city in Cuba. They built this new Havana to remind them of the life they left behind.
This project is the result of my travels to Cuba and discovering the strong nostalgic feelings between Little Havana in Miami and Havana, Cuba. It is a heartfelt journey through the nostalgic streets of Little Havana which still is the hub for Cuban culture, Politics and Art and where memories of their homeland…real or imagined…continue to ebb and flow.