For travelers, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore a country seeming untouched by American influence, but time is running out.
Fortunately, for those of us currently lacking a coveted people-to-people visa, photographer Cynthia Carris Alonso spent the past 20 years documenting what she calls “the world’s most colorful culture.”
Her new art book Passage to Cuba showcases not only the oft photographed candy-hued buildings and vintage cars, but also the authentic homes and offices where Cubans live and work. Peppered throughout the tome are images of some of the country’s pivotal moments from Elian Gonzalez’s return to Pope John Paul II’s historic tour.
Read on for a few of our favorite snapshots, then head to Skyhorse Publishing’s website for more information about the book, which comes out today.