Color photo by Alex Almeida, boy cycling in front of cuban flag mural Cuba.

Cuba A photography project by Alex Almeida

Brazilian photographer Alex Almedia captures the intrepid spirit of the enigmatic isle.

Cuba has long inspired and engendered great art, its cobbled streets and colorful timeworn edifices immortalized by the works of eminent writers, painters, and photographers throughout history.

A remarkably intuitive practitioner, Almeida is a Brazilian documentary photographer whose practice is underpinned by a deep humanism and informed by a desire to convey the stories of those who have historically been marginalized and underrepresented.

His evocative images of Cuba strike a delicate balance between visceral and contemplative, permeated with movement and energy, yet simultaneously sensitive and profound, and though that which he depicts – the ubiquitous vintage cars, the revolutionary murals – may seem somewhat prototypic, his unique sensibility reveals them in a new, almost epiphanic light.

Alex Almeida is a Brazilian photographer whose compelling documentary practice investigates themes of development, environment, culture, and ethnicity, both in his home country and beyond.

Monthly Photo Contest

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2022 Visual Storytelling AWARD Deadline: 31 January 2022

The art of visual storytelling encompasses a wide range of possibilities with at its heart, the will to tell a story.

From classic social documentary to imaginative storytelling: this month we are seeking visual artists aiming to captivate; unique voices willing to share their stories with conviction and awareness.⁠

Portrait, street, documentary, landscape: All approaches are valid. Enter now and show us YOUR stories!


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