CABALLETE DE CASA © 2002Cuba
On our way to the Sierra Maestra Mountains, I came across this scene. It reminded me of Florida cattle country with one large difference–a backdrop of mountains. As we were driving, the Cubans with us threw their empty water bottles out the window of the car. I finally couldn’t take it any longer and said, “In the United States, you would be fined a lot of money for throwing trash out of your car window.” Our guide replied, “The bottles aren’t trash. Just wait, and when we get to the next town I’ll show you.” When we arrived and he again threw bottles out the window, children and young adults ran to grab them. Our guide said, “The communities need containers for water and other uses. They reuse the bottles.” I thought to myself, “If only Americans would reuse their containers, then our dumps wouldn’t be so full.” This photograph is printed on a large format Epson printer using genuine Epson ink and archival Harman Hahnemuhle paper. Each photograph is digitally signed, then mounted and matted to current archival standards. This is a limited edition series and each photograph is numbered.