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Castro's People | Photojournalist: Susi Eggenberger (ZUMA PRESS)

Castro's People | Photojournalist: Susi Eggenberger (ZUMA PRESS) | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

"Ninety miles from America and roughly the size of Pennsylvania the totalitarian communist state of Cuba is home to more than eleven million people.  A multiracial society with a population of mainly Spanish origins and Catholic faith, Cuba boasts one of the best health care systems in the world with the average life expectancy comparable to the UK while it's average monthly salary is only $20.00.  Prolonged austerity and the state controlled economy's insufficiency in providing adequate services and goods have forced an estimated 40% of Cubans to turn to the black market in order to obtain necessary clothing, food and household items.  Historically, Cuban law subordinates it's people from freedom of movement, speech, assembly and the press.  However, efforts by the government for economic and social reform have recently loosened some of the constraints on travel, real estate and business creating a mixture of excitement and trepidation in the Cuban people." - Susi Eggenberger

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Susi Eggenberger is an independent documentary photographer based in Southern Maine and is available for assignment.

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Jing Daily Interview: Fashion Photographer :Quentin Shih

Jing Daily Interview: Fashion Photographer :Quentin Shih | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

"Perhaps best known for his controversial 2010 Dior “Shanghai Dreamers” campaign, Tianjin-born, New York and Beijing-based artist Quentin Shih (时 晓凡) is one of the most highly regarded and sought-after Chinese fashion photographers. The self-taught artist, who cut his teeth shooting his hometown’s underground music and art scenes, started his career off in Beijing, then New York, as a fine art photographer, turning increasingly to commercial and fashion work since 2007. Since then, Shih has shot campaigns for brands such as Adidas, Microsoft, Sony and Siemens, as well as spreads for major publications such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Esquire. Most recently, Shih shot the “Lolita”-inspired lookbook for designer Liu Lu’s brand, Luvon, referenced in February by Hong Huang in her column for WWD, ChinaFile."

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