I have been working on this project for about 12 years now. It all started with a deep curiosity to know and understand where I came from, and a desire to share that understanding with others. I hope that through these images and stories, we learn something more about Cuba, about its people, and about its soul. I believe that Photography can be used to improve the lives of other, and for the betterment of society. I find myself guided by the likes of Cornell Capa, who believed strongly in the notion of "the concerned photographer". He often used the phrase to describe any photographer who was passionately dedicated to doing work that contributed to the understanding and well-being of humanity and who produced images in which genuine human feeling predominates over commercial gain.