Greg Kahn: Havana Youth
Iris Nights Lecture Series
Aired On: Nov 2, 2017
Cubans born after 1989 only know a life after the dissolution of the U.S.S.R. and the scarcity of resources available during the U.S.-led economic embargo. These kids, born during the “Special Period,” are now in their teens and 20s. After Raul Castro inherited the presidency, the youth of Havana began to experience more of the world’s culture. Photographer Greg Kahn discusses how youth identity in Cuba is rapidly evolving and redefining what it means to be Cuban.
Greg Kahn is an American documentary and fine-art photographer. Kahn's work concentrates on issues that shape personal and cultural identity. His Pulitzer Prize finalist project, “It’s Not a House, It’s a Home,” explores how the foreclosure crisis in Florida defined a new class of homelessness. In Kahn's ongoing project, “3 Millimeters,” his work shows how the quiet depletion...