Cuban Cars I never set out to make a portfolio of cars in Cuba. In fact, prior to my first visit, I actually wanted to avoid them because they’re such a cliché. But I soon learned that they’re as much a part of Cuban life as anything else. Over the course of three years – beginning with Pope John Paul II's historic visit in 1998 through Carnivale in 2000 – I made six extended, self-financed trips to Cuba to document daily life. With a Kodachrome film grant from Kodak and a freelance photojournalist visa from The Village Voice, I traveled the length and breadth of the country many times, capturing vignettes of everyday life along the way. Selections from this Cuban Cars portfolio have been featured on PDN’s Photo of the Day, exhibited at the New Orleans Photo Alliance and The Center for Fine Art Photography.