The Cars of Cuba

When the late NPR photojournalist David Gilkey had his first assignment in Cuba his editor said one thing. “No car pictures.” As David later found out, the cars of Cuba are impossible to ignore. In an excerpt from an interview with Amaria Kainaz of NPR’s Weekend Edition David says …“Here’s the thing, It’s like seeing a celebrity and trying not to stare. They run through the streets, not so quietly, in bright colors, carrying sometimes half a dozen Cubans from place to place. Maybe you aren’t a car lover. Maybe you love bikes. Imagine showing up in a city and almost everybody is riding vintage Schwinns.”