Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Cultures photographer and author.
On a journey to record communities on the verge of change: From the emerging music scene of young Ethiopian immigrants in Israel to the changes taking place in Havana, Cuba.
Based in Tel Aviv.
- Video capture
On the verge of change - Cuba (Leonada)
Leonada Gelato Machena is seventy years old, and she saw Cuba changing in front of her own eyes: Batista's regime, the revolution in 1959, the fall of the Soviet Union and of course, the recent shift in US policy.
She lives in a tiny one-room house, in the town of Cienfuegos in Central Cuba, with her son, who was recently injured in an accident and her husband, who is in a progressive phase of Schizophrenia. Therefore, she is forced to rely on the very limited food stamps from the state."What keeps me going," she told the photographer, "it's my friends and neighbors, who share everything they can with me."
On the verge of change - Cuba (Quinceañera)
A young girl is getting ready for her Quinceañera party, a celebration of the girl's fifteenth birthday and an important custom in Latin America. Recently, becoming more and more popular among Havana's residents
On the verge of change - Cuba (Alfonso)
We all have jobs, houses, and clothing,” says Alfonso. “We even have our own version of Coca-Cola. I do not need anything.”