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Roberto Aguilar (@photoaguilar) /photoaguilar
This is from my personal work series “Cuba & the Special Period” shot in the mid to late 1990s. This series can still be seen in Paris at the @speos_photo gallery until late September. I travelled to Cuba intermittently between 1995-1999 at the urging of friends. A common affinity to cigars led us there along with the curiosity of exploring a complex other; Cuba was mysterious, complicated, forbidden. The idea of discovering it visually became a challenge and an opportunity for me as an emerging photographer. These images blurring the juncture between documentary and art, capture enigmatic scenes that I have recently rediscovered among stored boxes of forgotten, dusty negatives. Their unearthing reveals a multiplicity of journeys and brings to the present a glimpse of the fleeting. What I intend to assemble through this series is an amalgam of the effects of memory, time, history and relationships that became available to me during singular moments of contact with Cuba’s official tobacco distributors, Habanos S.A. ,and a nascent cigar business that still resonate. If you’re interested in Prints please visit @apapachoafineart or www.havanaprints.com or https://apapachoa.shop/collections/habana-habanos-habaneros-cuba-and-the-special-period-by-roberto-aguilar #cuba #35mm #filmphotography #filmisnotdead #nikonfm2 #habana #havana #habanos #blackandwhite #interiordesign #wallart #cigaraficionado #cigarlover #cubancigars #classiccars #cubancars #che #cheguevara #tobacco #tobaccodrying #elmalecon #malecon #photojournalismThis is from my personal work series “Cuba & the Special Period” shot in the mid to late 1990s.  This series can still be seen in Paris at the @speos_photo gallery until late September.

I travelled to Cuba intermittently between 1995-1999 at the urging of friends. A common affinity to cigars led us there along with the curiosity of exploring a complex other; Cuba was mysterious, complicated, forbidden. The idea of discovering it visually became a challenge and an opportunity for me as an emerging photographer. These images blurring the juncture between documentary and art, capture enigmatic scenes that I have recently rediscovered among stored boxes of forgotten, dusty negatives. Their unearthing reveals a multiplicity of journeys and brings to the present a glimpse of the fleeting. What I intend to assemble through this series is an amalgam of the effects of memory, time, history and relationships that became available to me during singular moments of contact with Cuba’s official tobacco distributors, Habanos S.A. ,and a nascent cigar business that still resonate. 
If you’re interested in Prints please visit @apapachoafineart or  www.havanaprints.com or 
https://apapachoa.shop/collections/habana-habanos-habaneros-cuba-and-the-special-period-by-roberto-aguilar

#cuba #35mm #filmphotography #filmisnotdead #nikonfm2 #habana #havana #habanos #blackandwhite #interiordesign #wallart #cigaraficionado #cigarlover #cubancigars #classiccars #cubancars  #che #cheguevara #tobacco #tobaccodrying #elmalecon #malecon #photojournalismsource: https://www.instagram.com/photoaguilar
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