Rainy Silvestre moved to Miami, Fl, from Cuba in 1998. He began his photographic journey as a self-taught photographer, but has since graduated from New York Institute of Photography. His work has been included in group shows in Argentina, Mexico, Spain and the US. He has contributed to numerous print and online publications. His series Little Havana will be exhibited at Artmedia Gallery, Miami, in February 2023.
Rainy Silvestre is a Cuban photographer who began photographing more than ten years ago. He is a clear heir to the traditions of the American photographers of the seventies, who already played with color, motif, framing, and composition to oppose the aesthetic canons existing at the time. This series is not about Little Havana, it is Little Havana. It is a work that masterfully combines the use of color, framing, and composition, that transforms the mundane and everyday into a deep, reflective meditation, that starts with references to the self up to the universal. The author manages to capture the soul of a neighborhood, its streets, and its culture without falling into clichés or superficiality. It is a sincere and kind work that returns to the city that saw him arrive with a message of gratitude, revealing its hidden corners and treasures.