Old Havana City Historian in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, DC, 26 May 2012 — This photo was taken during a recent reception and dinner in honor of Dr. Eusebio Leal, the City Historian of Old Havana, Cuba. From left are Cuban artist and teacher Ramon Menocal, my wife Esther, Leal, Press Secretary of the Cuban Interest Section Juan Jacomino, and myself. The reception […]

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Backpack Workshop Winds Down at International Institute for Journalism

HAVANA, Cuba, 4 November 2011 — We’re on the final work day of a five-day Backpack Documentary Workshop at the Jose Marti International Institute for Journalism. About 25 Cuban students are participating in the event. On the fifth day, we plan to view and critique the mini documentaries they generate. (Photo by Heriberto Gonzalez Brito.)

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Backpack Journalism and the Renovation of Old Havana

OLD HAVANA, Cuba, 2 November 2011 — A student at a workshop run by the Office of the City Historian recently helps restore a building weakened by the rotting and subsequent expansion of steel reinforcement rods embedded deep in its concrete frame. I was able to document part of the restoration in conjunction with freelance […]

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