Rena Effendi, ‘Ballerinas in Old Havana’, 2013, ILEX Gallery

Old Havana, Cuba.
At first glance Havana seems frozen in time with its characters and vistas like relics from another era – but look deeper, and you can perceive that slight movements of change have taken place in the past few years. I walked around the streets and neighborhoods in Havana that served as a backdrop in the detective stories of the Cuban novelist, Leonardo Padura. Just like in his books, Havana revealed itself a grubby city on the brink of change, its disheveled facades and photogenic patina reflecting not romance, but mystery, like the future, waiting to be revealed.

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