Backpack Journalism On the Dock of the Bay

HAVANA, Cuba, 18 September 2011 — This is the beginning of a very long day hunting images for freelance work here in Cuba. I spotted this fisherman casting lines into Havana Bay, with fishing vessels in the background. I’m in Havana from 22 August through 20 December, teaching a group of AU Abroad students my Photojournalism and Social Documentary class at Casa de las Americas, Cuba’s prestigious cultural center. I’m also conducting presentations and workshops on backpack journalism, the methodology that is built on the foundation of documentary photojournalism.

(Photo by Esther Gentile.)