Alum Jaime Permuth on American Photography Profiles

Alum Jaime Permuth on American Photography Profiles discussing his travels to Cuba.

The photographs Jaime Permuth shot while he was in Cuba capture the romance and color of Havana, but there is also a sense of questioning in them that might reflect his own past.

Permuth grew up in Guatemala during the civil war there, in what he describes as a “very right-wing climate” that shaded his impressions of Cuba. “Anytime anyone said the word ‘communist,’ they said it with a sneer. People greatly feared Cuba and were very sarcastic about the efforts of the Cuban system,” he says. “So I had to overcome a lot prejudice accumulated over my childhood when I finally went to Cuba to connect with whatever was there. It was a very interesting destination for me.”

Read the full interview with Jaime Permuth by David Schonauer in the link: