Wandering the streets of Camaguey is an adventure in exploring a completely new area and I ventured out on my own. When photographing, in general, it is great to have company with whom I can rendezvous in the general area but it is a meditative experience with my camera and I enjoy focusing quietly as I observe the areas for subject matter. Meeting the local people and interacting with them if I want to take a portrait is a unique and personal experience. Sometimes, there are group interactions and discussions and photo opportunities and today we observed talented flamenco dancers and then visited a family of sisters and children in their home environment. The Flamenco Dancers were at the Director of Andante-The Flamenco Project. It is 20 years old.
We flew to Camaguey from Fort Lauderdale. The afternoon was spent exploring this city located in Central Cuba. It is the nation’s third largest city and was founded in 1528. It is the capital of Camaguey Province and is designated a Unesco World Heritage site. I am travelling with Magdalena Sole who has spent time in various areas of Central and Southern Cuba so is a perfect guide to facilitate our journey here for twelve days.