A simple day-to-day struggle, working their own small plantation. Not many material belongings.. they have each other.
As you can see this is not a planned family portrait. Otherwise the working outfit would have been replaced!
January 7 2005.
Another face that caught my attention in Puerto Esperanza, northern Cuba. January 19. 2008.
When I go to Cuba I always find an excuse to visit the Viñales valley. The bird flying in the center is a “tiñosa” (buzzard).
Picture taken January 18. 2005.
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At the local sunday cock-fight somewhere in the western part of Cuba.
Viñales, Cuba January 8. 2005.
Yaniel holding and observing a “tomegin” bird. (Tiaris canora) A species that is very common all over Cuba
Birdman to read more about Yaniel and his flying friends
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Yaniel with his precious rooster. He has been training it for months aspiring a victory at the cockfighting arena. Sadly the animal, if it survives, will not look so elegant after the battle!
Viñales, Cuba January 14. 2005
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Yaniel checking on one of his carrier pigeons. He lives in the house behind him with his mother and his maternal grandparents. The house is very basic but to everyone’s pride they recently have managed to cover the roof with corrugated iron!
January 7, 2005. Viñales, Cuba
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