Ongoing: Democracy + Communism: In Print - Nat Geo :: Cuba + Bulgaria, in Layers: Paskova_Yana_001

This is my father's Army uniform (complete with a five-pointed star - a symbol of Communist rule,) worn during a mandatory two-year service in the Bulgarian military in the 1970s. It is superimposed with Cuban children wearing the uniform of communist youth as they salute {quote}Votó!{quote} ({quote}S/he voted!{quote}) to citizens casting ballots for delegates to the country's unicameral parliament in April of 2015. Voting is not a mandatory activity in Cuba, but frowned upon if not exercised.

This is my father's Army uniform (complete with a five-pointed star - a symbol of Communist rule,) worn during a mandatory two-year service in the Bulgarian military in the 1970s. It is superimposed with Cuban children wearing the uniform of communist youth as they salute "Votó!" ("S/he voted!") to citizens casting ballots for delegates to the country's unicameral parliament in April of 2015. Voting is not a mandatory activity in Cuba, but frowned upon if not exercised.