March 29, 2013

Butcher Shop, Havana

Photograph by Paolo Pellegrin

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Hunting down groceries in poorly stocked markets, like this butcher shop in central Havana, is a daily challenge. Cubans receive ration books that secure staples like rice, beans, and oil at low prices. But it’s not enough to live on.

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10 comments
orange Doctor
orange Doctor

thx for the photo and the explanation of havana 

Laurie Gassman
Laurie Gassman

At first when I looked at the picture, I thought..mmm. But then I looked, and between the colors, the sparseness of the interior space, the facial expressions and body language of the people, combined with all the brilliant colors, contrasting again with the sparsity of food, I found so many stories in there. I also found the reflection of of the interior and exterior worlds to be interesting.

K. Munro
K. Munro

The choice of pictures have a lack of inspiration.

Scott Hutchins
Scott Hutchins

I enjoy the juxtaposition of the view inside the window and the reflections on it. The inside and outside worlds occupying the same space. The red blue and green colors make it that much more surreal. It looks like a snapshot of a dream.

Shabbir Ahmad
Shabbir Ahmad

Who chose this picture and why?  What is the need for political commentary?

Laurie Gassman
Laurie Gassman

Me again. Also with the age of that car, and the pillars up above, is that a time lapse or double exposure? 

Richard S.
Richard S.

@K. Munro  Maybe to YOU they do. They Speak Volumes To Me, if that's what "Inspiration" is.

I can hear the Latin Music Bouncing Off Of The Walls.

Perhaps you need to Get Out & About a Little More Often.

Richard S.
Richard S.

@Shabbir Ahmad 

Well ..... Your Profile Location isn't filled in, neither is anything else, so I have No Idea where YOU are From.

Is "Who" Or "Why" Important? It's a Collage Of "Cuba" and Various Activities. Why not just accept the Picture for what it is.  How do you manage to find "political commentary" in there?  

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