Brittainy Newman Visual Journalist Brittainy Newman Visual Journalist

The Barber of Havana


The Barber of Havana

Juan Carlo Rodriguez Martinez is a 49-year-old self-employed barber who works out of his home in Havana, Cuba. He dreams of one day visiting the United States, but complications arise when having to take care of his family and business. President Obama has recently announced new and significant changes ahead of his historic trip to Cuba. Steps include Cubans to freely access and communicate through internet services, allow authorized expansion of goods from the U.S. to Cuba, and re-establish diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba in efforts to engage and empower the Cuban people.


Roles: Photographer, Editor.