In Havana Youth, Greg Kahn explores Cubans born after 1989, who have only known a time after the USSR dissolved and left the Caribbean nation with few resources and a growth-crippling, US-led economic embargo. Those kids, born during what is called “The Special Period”, are now in their twenties and developing a sense of individuality in a society that was historically focused on collectivism. This is their cultural counter-revolution, and they are redefining what it means to be Cuban.
Expected release, Summer 2018
Read about this project and forthcoming book in Newsweek here.
About Greg Kahn
Greg Kahn (b. 1981) is an American documentary fine art photographer. Kahn's work concentrates on issues that shape personal and cultural identity. His Pulitzer Prize nominated project, It’s Not a House, It’s a Home, explores how the foreclosure crisis in Florida defined a new class of homelessness. His recent project in Cuba considers how governance molds individuality. And in Kahn's ongoing project 3 Millimeters, the quiet depletion of land is the catalyst for the evolution of the inhabitants’ identity.