Welcome to Cuba!

As diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States open for the first time in decades, an iron curtain slowly rises on one of the Caribbean's most cherished islands. Although the diplomatic process is still in it's infancy, we can already see a long and fraught era of political grid lock coming to a close. At the threshold of this transition, we have the opportunity to look back on the long history of US/Cuban relations as well forward into to the future. Going onward,  photography can be a helpful guide to give character and context to this story. See more at Science Source.

Cuban school in Las Terrazas in Sierra del Rosario with Fidel Castro painting.

Cuban school in Las Terrazas in Sierra del Rosario with Fidel Castro painting.

Colorful downtown pastel buildings near the Capital. Havana, Cuba.

Colorful downtown pastel buildings near the Capital. Havana, Cuba.

Protesters at the Cuban mission in New York City, 1979.

Protesters at the Cuban mission in New York City, 1979.

Elementary school students wearing uniforms and smiling. Outside of Havana, Cuba.

Elementary school students wearing uniforms and smiling. Outside of Havana, Cuba.