In early May I took a 5 day trip to Cuba along with a small group of other photographers to explore Havana and some of the outlying countryside. Wonderfully warm and friendly people and, as you'd expect, an overall incredible experience. The people, culture and textures are amazing. One word of caution: Have your papers in order. Apparently you still need written permission from the State Dept. to visit–which we did not have or even knew we needed. Customs people in Dallas were not pleased!

Photographer: Jim Henderson