La Bruja (1999-2001)

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“(…) The photo is taken here, in a remote cuban village, but she could come moreover, of Africa or Oceania, as both cousins, Lurdes and Reina, under the blossoming tree. She shows us the naked man and ties him around the powerful light which he carries. From the Inhabitants of la Bruja, she makes archetypes of a time which passes and does not pass, of it distant internal about which spoke Henri Michaux. She reveals the earth which tans flesh and digs the looks. It is the opposite of an exemplary photo, a photo of current events, of the photo which passes. The inhabitants of la Bruja have no honor doubtful to be current nor ironed by the omnipresence and the indiscretion blasé about the other people’s opinion: they are simply there. (…) “

Philippe Lançon, in La Bruja, fixes tropiques, 2001

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Angelina "Lela" Ravel Molina
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Carlito Calderón Alvarez on his way to the heights.
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Maria-Lurdes Sanchez Ojeda (left) and her cousine Reina "Yeya" Ravello Ramóz
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Teofilo Isa Batista, the "mute"
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Félix "René" Santiesteban Calderón
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Vicenta's house
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Yarima Jardín Nuñez
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Tita and her grand father Gerbasio Lien Alvarez
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Emilió Suares Gomez and his fighting cock
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Rojelio Santiesteban Berdecia and Noelvis Aria Hernandez
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Ortensia "Chiro" Calderón Alvarez and her daughter Yairma
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Yudiel Hernandez Jardín
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Isunaidi Risel Calderón
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The four Lien Ribaflecha brothers, from left to right: Roberto, Celestino, Antonio and Lorenzo.
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Twin sisters Araelis and Aradelbis
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Inès Molina Ramóz
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Maria Theresa Lien Ribaflecha
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Picture of Atilina Sanchez Santiesteban, who passed away in 1990.
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Jorgelis "Tio" Hernandez Ravelo
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Nancy Calderón Benitez and her step brother Carlito Calderón Alvarez
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Olivia Benité Santiesteban and her daughter Mirtá
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Martire Molina Santiesteban harvesting beans
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Coffee beans drying
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Yudiel Hernandez Jardín
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Sixta Esteris Ramires
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Marileidis Alcantara Calderón
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