Thomas Pratt photographs youth and music in Santiago de Cuba

By Bryony Stone

“I first went to Santiago de Cuba in 2012 for the carnival, the conga parades and sound systems were incredible so I’d always planned to return,” photographer Thomas Pratt tells us. As luck would have it, three years later, his friend set up a small music studio in the Cuban city, “which I saw as a great opportunity to photograph the musicians that would be recording there.” The serendipity continued: weeks before Thomas arrived in Cuba, there was by a major diplomatic announcement by Cuban president Raúl Castro, and the US president of the time Barack Obama, that Cuba and the USA were, after over 50 years, to rebuild diplomatic ties.

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