Cuban Soul Ideyna

Cuban Soul

This limited edition print is sized 11" x 14" (28 x 36cm) and is printed on high quality, archival fine art paper.  The print is part of a limited edition of 50.  Each print is accompanied by a signed and numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

This image was photographed in Cuba by Dubai-based photographer Abbi Kemp.  Learn more about Abbi and her image below.


In 2010 Abbi worked for an NGO in Rio de Janeiro's largest favela, Rocinha. She then flew into the Colombian Amazon to photograph wildlife & indigenous tribes for the recent Whitley Award winner - Entropika; with the trip extending through to Colombia, Peru, Bolivia & Argentina. 

Since then she's travelled to the French Alps, wandered through the streets of Spain, Cuba, Italy & Morocco, driven 5000km from Cape Town to Angola and suffered heat stroke & altitude sickness in India. Her most recent trip was to the Southern Omo Valley, Ethiopia, where Abbi spent time photographing the various tribes and Bull Jumping ceremonies. 

She has written & photographed for Black Tomato, PINCH Magazine, L'Officiel and Quintessentially Travel. Her work has also been featured in The Sunday Times, Urban Outfitters, SUITCASE Magazine, The Guardian & Vogue Italia. 

Artist statement

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine

I have been wandering the streets of various countries for years now. It's an addiction. I never feel more alive than when I have a camera in my hand and am aimlessly exploring a place by foot. I enjoy the solitude. The chance to observe how others interact and live. A couple of years ago I decided to head to Cuba, a destination that I'd be dreaming about for years. I had never been to a communist country and the prospect of seeing this ideology in practise was exciting. I wasn't disappointed as the street photography opportunities were boundless. I ambled off for my afternoon stroll in Havana and came across a couple of old ladies sitting against a crumbling wall. One screamed out to me. Her face told a thousand stories. I knew that this was an opportunity not to be missed. A couple of clicks, an exchange of some Cuban pesos, a smile and I was on my way to find my next story. 


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