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 Travel AWARD Deadline: 31 August 2022

Competition Judge: STEVE MCCURRY

When traveling, the only way to discover the rhythm of life of a place is to experience it. Each place we visit has its own particular look, ambiance, and atmosphere. Understanding its people, customs and traditions is vital and there’s always something unique to capture.

This summer we want to see images that communicate the life of a place in all its splendor and trigger our memories. Whatever the subject may be: Street, Portrait, Landscape, Documentary… We want to share your journey, visually and intellectually – Let’s travel together!


1st Prize: $1000 · 2nd Prize: $600 · 3rd Prize: $400

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