Surviving in the Streets / Laritza Diversent

The photos, taken in Havana, speak for themselves. At their ages, they could be our parents or grandparents. A while back, they worked and contributed to society. Now they are retired. A category of men and women at the end of their existence, who can’t live on the meager pensions the state gives them, so they go out into the street to look for a few cents or a few pesos. They walk aimlessly, before the indifference in those they pass by. The reality a country with few journalists tries to ignore. They prefer to photograph or describe more agreeable scenes.

February 11 2011