ARTIST'S STATEMENT //
I was born in eastern Cuba and a son of a single peasant mother. I started taking photos with an iPhone that my uncle gave me on one of his trips to Cuba. I would go out and isolate myself far between the embrace of palms and carob beans. In 2018 I made the decision to migrate to Chile in search of a good job, with the aim of buying my first camera and continuing with this passion that continued to grow every day. I went through 4 countries in less than a month. I was a victim of human trafficking, thirst, hunger and fear. I finally arrived in Chile as an undocumented migrant. I had never imagined living in Chile, much less working there. It was an impossible dream for a young man like me. With the money I earned from the first illegal jobs I did, I bought a second-hand camera. It was a Sony A58, my first camera with the kit lenses. I just feel so good when I'm photographing, living in the moment and documenting life.