Won the national portrait category 2009, in Canons international photography contest "The Canon mission"
I hope you like this, and hopefully, final version of my portrait of this lovely old cuban guy.
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After having shot the first Son Of Cienfuegos
I continued down this beautiful and old street - with extremely many beautiful Cubans, i saw this poor man sitting next to an "Dollar" shop.. I'll tell you what a Dollar shop is further down.. its Horrible..
I asked him polite if i could take his picture 'or favor' .. And on my way over to him he moved his hands together and begged me for help.. I could se he was not just as poor as all other Cubans, but even more.. I shot him quickly when i couldn't stand just looking at his sorrows through my lens. I gave him money for 2 days meals and continued ahead for the next Cuban Portrait..
A Dollar shop:
This is those kind of shops, only aimed for extremely wealthy Cubans, and Tourist.. This is a shop where the only currency is "Pesos convertible" .. with is pretty much the same as a dollar.. Pesos convertible is tourist money, and not Cuban - so the Cubans are left to dream about all the goods from Cream to DvD's (Imported for tourists) .. They can dream from the window and watch all the rich suckers buy stuff, they would be 10 years of work to collect money fore..
Thats a Dollar shop..