“Piñeiro and Cardenas used identical cameras and created a collection that includes about 100 images in black and white, diptychs and individual portraits, that support the narrative of diversity that makes up Cuba.”

–El Nuevo Herald / Miami Herald

PARADISE: HOW WE SEE YOU, Jeffery Cardenas & Yanela Piñero Guierrez

First exhibited at Havana’s Museo Nacional de Bellas, February 2015.

Como lo vemos a Usted is a portfolio of 100 black-and-white images, both diptychs and individual portraits. This is a true collaborative project from two photographers with sincere passion for the arts.

In July 2014, the project was photographed in the portal of Fototeca de Cuba at Havana’s Plaza Vieja. One photographer is a maturing American male, Jeffrey Cardenas, and the other photographer is a young Cuban female, Yanela Piñeiro Gutierrez. The general public— Cuban nationals only—were invited to a brief series of portraits in open-air studios with each photographer.

Full gallery at www.jeffreycardenas.com

Full project description

The Book


A large-format photography book of the project is available at www.amazon.com