Monday, April 15, 2013

One lady, two letters and a boy

Yolanda Huerga and her son Gabriel.

Journalist Manuel Vázquez Portal on Sunday posted a photo called "Three ladies, two cats and a window." It brought back memories of the Black Spring crackdown.
Vázquez was among the 75 dissidents, journalists and others who were arrested during that spring of 2003. While he was in jail, his wife Yolanda Huerga helped found the Ladies in White and fought for his release.
I shot these photos while Huerga and her son, Gabriel, at the home of Laura Pollán, who led Ladies in White until her death in October 2011.
Gabriel's drawing and a letter from his father.

Manuel Vázquez's Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba identification card.

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