1994: Fleeing Cuba

In 1994 Sun photographer Garo Lachinian traveled to Cuba to document daily life. During his visit he captured this image of a young boy from the town of Cojimar swimming out to bid farewell to Wilma Perez, her husband Roberto Gonzalez and 12 others who are departing at dusk from the beach at Cojimar towards the Florida Straits on their home-made raft. This image won 1st place in General News in the World Press Awards.
Garo Lachinian, Baltimore Sun
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