Photo Essay "Hold Still: Pandemic in Havana" (2020 - ongoing)
Manuel Almenares Estrada (Havana, Cuba, 1992)
IG: @ @manuelalmenares_visual
Photojournalist of Opus Habana Magazine, of the Office of the Historian of the city of Havana (OHC) (2017-2019), and photo reporter for Carnival Corporation’s Fathom (cruise line) in 2016. He has exhibited his works both in personal and collective shows in countries such as Spain, Ukraine, Mexico, the United States and Cuba. He has participated in art events such as the Havana Biennial, the ICAIC (Cuban Institute of Art and Industry of Cinema) ’s Youth Exhibition, the Alfredo Sarabia in Memoriam Photography Biennial, Fotofest International & Foundation for Culture and Society and PhotoESPAÑA 2019. Among the awards obtained are the Grand Prize of the Cuban Phototheque and the Alfredo Sarabia’s Creation Grant for the essay Hold Still: Pandemic in Havana; the 4th edition of the Award Young People in the Lens; the Prize of Havana’s Provincial Center of Plastic Arts and Design in 2016; and the Mention Award of the Cuban Phototheque in the Raúl Corrales Creation Grant for the project “Vida Interior” (Interior Life). Currently, he is a member of the international collective of photographers Jíbaro Photos.

About South Florida Latin American Photography Forum
Instagram: @soflafoto

About the South Florida Latin American Photography Forum
Founded in May of 2020 by Miami-based photographer William Riera.
Focusing on the photographic works of artists living and/or working in Florida and other parts of the USA, the South Florida Latin American Photography Forum (SoFLaFoto) takes on the challenge of locating, compiling, organizing and sharing the information related to the works of photographers that have documented or are documenting the life of the Latin American community, and also the works of those who have documented or are documenting the Latin American region (Hispanic America, Brazil, and Haiti) through the many issues that are relevant to the community like memory, history, diaspora, immigration, identity, family, religion, gender issues, racism, addiction, inequality, LGBTQ rights, etc., all within the contemporary, documentary and street photography realms. In addition we collaborate with artists, curators, and researchers of Latin American photography and lens-based art works.

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  • Havana
  • La Habana
  • cuba
  • covid-19
  • pandemic
  • cuban photography
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  • Latin American Photography
  • Fotografia Latinoamericana
  • jibaro photo
  • Corona Virus
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