April 29, 2016

Photographing the New Cuba

Daniel King travelled to Cuba to witness the beginning of a rapidly changing country

  • Written by Iona Goulder
  • Photography by Daniel King

“I went to Cuba looking for an adventure,” says the New York-based photographer, Daniel King. “When I left some part of me stayed down there.” Daniel moved to the U.S, from Australia via Spain and London, to work under Steve Klein and Annie Leibovitz and his work has appeared in i-D, Twin, Wallpaper and Double.

Last December, Daniel travelled to Cuba where he captured the rapid change undergoing in a country that had only recently opened its doors to the outside world. “I witnessed the beginning of the new—though not necessarily a better—Cuba,” Daniel told Amuse. “People and society are always reluctant to change, but what I witnessed was a widespread fear that Cuba will lose its heartbeat, culture and education, just like many neighbouring Islands.” Here we take a look at his journey through the new Cuba.



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