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The Void we Leave - An aging community in Cuba

Series, The Void we Leave - An aging community in Cuba
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The Void we Leave - An aging community in Cuba
The Void we Leave - An aging community in Cuba
The Void we Leave - An aging community in Cuba
The Void we Leave - An aging community in Cuba
The Void we Leave - An aging community in Cuba
The Void we Leave - An aging community in Cuba
The Void we Leave - An aging community in Cuba
Leonada.
Leonada Gelato Machena in her one-room apartment. She shared with me that she loved sitting with friends in the local park, but now, when some of them are already gone she rather stays in the house. She keeps saying that "getting older" does not fit her character.
Antonia.
Moria Antonia Gomez's room.
Tereza.
Tereza Boniza in her room. On the wall (left) a picture of her mother when she was young.
Alama.
Colorful objects pasted on a wall in a community's one-room apartment.
Delphin.
Delphin Fernadez, in his small hut, surrounded by images of Lenin and studies of Marx. Although he retired a long time ago, Delphin made sure to wear his uniform from work at the customs, on a daily basis and surrounded himself with old items of socialism. In December 2016, he went under a stroke.
Delphin.
Delphin Fernadez sleeps in his hut, few days before the stroke.
Havinyo.
Havinyo Agiar image is reflected on a broken mirror in his one-room apartment.
Michael.
Michael Reynaldo in his one room apartment. November 2014, Cienfuegos, Cuba He urged me to take his portrait in his chair (this was the first portrait I took in this community) and a few months later, he passed away, and I never saw him again.
Oneliya.
Onelia Katyo's one room apartment. Most of the community's elders are living alone. Therefore, when they are passing away in their houses, they are usually by themselves.

An aging community, living in Cuba is disappearing. All they leave is the void between the walls. Those walls witnessed so much joy and sadness. Now, they stand in their solitude. Soon, the government will lodge a new tenant in the apartment, the walls will be painted, tiil they too become a layer.

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