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
Greg Kahn

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…

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Revealing complexities both on and off the island, Cuba Is explores aspects of Cuba not easily accessed by foreigners, and sometimes not even by Cubans themselves.


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