Patricia D. Richards is currently on sabbatical for the 2016-2017 school year working on a special research project in Cuba. Please take a moment to view her galleries of this beautiful country, rich in culture and bold colors.

Red Wall

Pursuit of the Image

The constant pursuit of the image, of looking and seeing or seeing and looking becomes an exercise in circularity: The more you look, the more you see; the more you see, the more you want to look.

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Hotel Nacional

Havana, During the Days of National Mourning: November 26 – December 4, 2016

I arrived in Havana on November 29th and found this message taped to the wall inside the elevator in the hotel where I was staying.

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Back of the Square

Fidel’s Final Rally

At 12:07 a.m. on November 26, 2016, a three-word text message flashed across my telephone screen: “Fidel is gone!” I was shocked. I shouldn’t have been. After all I knew he was already 90 years old.

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