I first started going to Cuba in 2000. Over the years I logged just under a year of being there. Sometimes alone, other times with groups of photography students. I had one exhibition of my photos at a small gallery and it was successful in being well received by the Cubans who came to the opening. I was told by “Gonzo,” a Cuban photographer, that my images looked like they were made by a Cuban, not a tourist or photographer from the US. Here are some of them.