Beyond US Borders
Travel for me is personal and political. I went to Cuba to photograph- as part of a workshop. We were in the more rural eastern end of the Island. So far it is less impacted by the 21st century and western ways. The subtitle for this series is "Yes, yes, the toilet works, but we don't have any water". Welcome to Cuba- what it lacks in infrastructure it more than compensates for with friendly, open people, beautiful landscape and spotless streets.
Susan arranged for us to be election monitors in Haiti and we returned to visit, to bring supplies. I traveled to The Dominican Republic with a pediatric medical team. In Cambodia we saw a country working to overcome the brutality of Pol Pot. In India we saw the disparities of weath that India is known for, but also the beauty of the land, and the kindness of strangers. Early on we learned the vitalness of safe, plentiful drinking & bathing water. Food, shelter & clean water are often beyond the reach of so many.