photographed by vanessa granda in may 2017
Christina Arza: What brought you to Cuba ? Was this your first time visiting?
Vanessa Granda: I'm Cuban myself, raised in a Cuban household my entire life. I wanted to reconnect with my culture by visiting the country where my family is from.
CA: Describe Cuba in three words.
"energetic, magical and complicated."
CA: Share a detail or memory from your trip.
"Taking the family we have in Cuba to Varadero (two hours away from Havana) for a mini vacation. The sand is seriously the softest sand i've ever stepped on."
CA: What is your latest endeavor?
"Working on an art magazine that is launching at the end of the year."