Haiti & Cuba: Intertwined Cultures Before and After the Earthquake

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A photo-journalism and essay project by the Miami-based Iris Photo Collective portrays the complex connections between Haiti and her neighbor Cuba. We speak with Iris co-founders Carl Juste and Luis Rios talk about the photographs and essays, produced before the earthquake, and how their context has changed after the disaster.

See a slideshow of photographs from Luis Rios and Carl Juste:

Havana and Haiti: Two Cultures, One Community
Havana and Haiti: Two Cultures, One Community ( Iris Photo Collective, Photo: Carl Juste )
Mask, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Mask, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba ( Havana and Haiti: Two Cultures, One Community Photo: Carl Juste )
Man in the Mirror, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Man in the Mirror, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba ( Havana and Haiti: Two Cultures, One Community Photo: Carl Juste )
Night's Work, Havana, Cuba
Night's Work, Havana, Cuba ( Havana and Haiti: Two Cultures, One Community Photo: Maurice Cohn Band )
Innocence, Port-de-Paix, Haiti
Innocence, Port-de-Paix, Haiti ( Havana and Haiti: Two Cultures, One Community Photo: Carl Juste )
Home, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Home, Port-au-Prince, Haiti ( Havana and Haiti: Two Cultures, One Community Photo: Charles Trainor, Jr. )
Over the Rainbow, Havana, Cuba
Over the Rainbow, Havana, Cuba ( Havana and Haiti: Two Cultures, One Community Photo: Marice Cohn Band )
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