Leo is the portrait of a Cuban boy shot seemingly at the time of the major changes in his country. It is just a couple of days before the official announcement of the death of Fidel Castro. Nobody is aware of it, yet his life will continue monotonously. He will keep on living with his grandmother, as his parents got separated, and during this temporary solution he will continue repairing old electrical appliances in order to be able to contribute to the household budget. The official public pension in Cuba is 15 to 20 euros, which is hardly enough to buy food rations, consisting almost exclusively of rice, beans, oil and sugar.

Katarína Líšková

Freelance photographer