Tourist in Havana

Ten silk screen printed postcards in an edition of 11. 2013           Edition sets $120,  Individual cards: $15

In January 2013 I lead my first tour group; I saw Havana anew with eyes of the tourist. It was the first time I traveled a tour bus hosted by official government guides.  It was a very different Havana from the one that I had experienced for the past 13 years.

Postcards depict tourist attractions, romanticized old cars or Cuban life that is inaccessible to the 8-day tourist who wants to see ‘Cuba before it changes’. Cuba is obscure, our politicians on both sides of the Florida Straits are lost in their 60’s reality  and visiting is often voyeuristic.

Cuba es muy complicado.’- Lamothe