Ninety Miles -

an intimate journey

Ninety Miles – an intimate journey is about the people and land I left behind, and re-discovered nearly 30 years later. Ninety miles separates Cuba from the United States mainland, and is considered one of the most dangerous stretches of water in the world. This work is about an emotional awakening, a quest to know ones roots. It’s about not allowing a political divide to alienate us from who we are and what we love.

I have been working on this project for about 15 years now. It all started with a deep curiosity to know and understand where I came from, and a desire to share that understanding with others. I hope that through these images, we learn something more about Cuba, about its people, and about its soul.

I am pleased to announce that the Social Documentary Network, an organization based in NY that supports social  documentary Photographers has accepted "Ninety Miles - an intimate journey" into their collective.  Click here to read the stories associated with the images and to visit SDN.

© 2020 by Jorge Luis