For Tourism, Everything. And for Cuban Children What? / Wendy Iriepa and Ignacio Estrada
For Tourism, Everything. And for Cuban Children What? / Wendy Iriepa and
These photos, taken in the Cafeteria La Marina, show three snapshots
where a couple of tourists appear in the foreground, judging by their
skin color they are Europeans sitting at a table ordering something to
be enjoyed at that moment.
In the background you can see some children in shirts and shorts looking
at the same snack bar looking at the list of ice creams offered in a
currency that is not the same money in which their parents are paid.
Their look shows their delight at the idea of tasting one of these, but
apparently they don't have enough money.
Sunday afternoon was becoming warm and the children were still glued to
the bar in the cafeteria, after a long time they all decided to gather
some money and buy a bottle of natural water to relieve the heat and
suffocation of playing. The most beautiful thing for me is the fact that
they shared the water bottle, sip by sip, and none of them left without
The children went out to play in the street again and the tourists began
to enjoy what the children had perhaps wanted but could not have.
April 16 2012