Map of a Life

Map of a Life

Map of a Life, photo by Harold Davis. View this image larger.

I don’t know very much about this old woman. I photographed her in Las Terrazas, Cuba—part ecology preserve and part Potemkin village attempting to show off the “wonderfulness” of Cuba 50 years after the revolution.

I don’t know much about her, but it seems to me that the lines on her face and the look in her eyes comprise a map of her life. She has seen many things, not all of them happy.

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