Kerstin Hernández

Kerstin Hernández

ALOCUBANO: The Cuba My Eyes See

I’ve been posting photos on Facebook since 2010. The idea of opening an album in my profile and that it be called Alocubano appeared when I started having photos I liked and that weren’t the usual ones – with friends, at the beach, in my daily life circumstances – but rather of natural landscapes, architecture, buildings, posters, strange situations…. I realized that all of them had something in common: they were a story about Cuba. I published the album thinking of the friends who don’t live on the island and miss her; it was my way of approaching them to Cuba and to myself. I’ve never set out to take (seek) photos for Alocubano, it was rather they which found me, they come out when I’m walking around, they are a stroll by someone who goes “looking.” A started taking pictures of funny, witty and peculiar phrases and posters; the incredible bad spelling; the old and decadent aesthetics; creative, humorous situations or scenes. All those things that catch my eye and which I would comment with the friend at my side. This is perhaps why the album has been filled with these images, it’s my way of continuing to share...

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