A glimpse from the Malecon (officially Avenida de Maceo) of Havana, Cuba. When I returned home after my vacation in Cuba in april, I had problems with my photos. Or, not the photos, but the context – showing them here.
I thought about exoticism and how a colonialist way of looking – or at least a prejudiced approach – often is revealed in the sceneries we record and collect when we visit unknown, distant places. How many of us exploit strangers to get creds, without reflection. Then I lost my enthusiasm and left the folder of Cuban Photos in my computer, to concentrate on the places I know better.
Some days ago I started looking at the pics again and decided to post some photos anyhow, as several friends have asked me to. I will continue thinking about this – probably without coming to a conclusion – and I would also love to hear your opinion of this dilemma.