Ongoing: Democracy + Communism: Synopsis: Communism, across time + geography: Dem-Com_017

Turkish participants march during the 1st of May Labor Day March in Havana, Cuba, on May 01, 2015. In Cuba, the day known as Día del Trabajo is a call for people to march in the streets in show of support to their local socialist government and the Cuban Revolution. Guests from many countries and social organizations worldwide are known to join the march. Participants have noted that while attendance is not mandatory, absence from the march is usually noticed and discouraged. Cuba, a place of much recent conversation, is a country whose politics and way of life parallel much of my childhood in Bulgaria. This is 2015's continuation to my project on democracy + communism, started last year on the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall - the event that gave opportunity to Eastern Europeans like me to immigrate to the Western world. These are the ways in which Cuba has transported me to pre- and post-1989 Bulgaria.

Turkish participants march during the 1st of May Labor Day March in Havana, Cuba, on May 01, 2015. In Cuba, the day known as Día del Trabajo is a call for people to march in the streets in show of support to their local socialist government and the Cuban Revolution. Guests from many countries and social organizations worldwide are known to join the march. Participants have noted that while attendance is not mandatory, absence from the march is usually noticed and discouraged.  

Cuba, a place of much recent conversation, is a country whose politics and way of life parallel much of my childhood in Bulgaria. This is 2015's continuation to my project on democracy + communism, started last year on the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall - the event that gave opportunity to Eastern Europeans like me to immigrate to the Western world. These are the ways in which Cuba has transported me to pre- and post-1989 Bulgaria.