It was a treat to be interviewed by Jessica Stewart of My Modern Met. Thank you for such a wonderful feature of my book, Vanishing Cuba. Please click here to read the entire article.



“American documentary photographer Michael Chinnici is in love with Cuba. He began visiting the country once travel restrictions eased and he hasn’t looked back since. Vanishing Cuba is his look at the “soul of Cuba” through evocative photographs of the country’s people and places. This large-format coffee table book features over 300 images from his first 24 trips to the island nation and is available in three special editions.

Chinnici’s powerful visuals are accompanied by stories in English and Spanish to help guide the narrative. Many of these stories are told by the Cubans who have created strong bonds with the New York-based photographer. And together, they are helping tell a story of Cuba’s past, present, and future.

From intimate portraits to landscapes to candid moments on the street, Vanishing Cuba is a collection that speaks to the heart. Turning the pages, it’s impossible not to feel Chinnici’s love for Cuba. In this way, it’s more than a photography book but is rather a love letter to all the Cubans who have left an impression on the photographer and who continue to drive his passion to return.”



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