Peruvian landscape while Liset Barrios, 24 and Marta Amaro, 52, take over 40 hours of bus rides from southern to northern Peru on their way to the United States. The women left Cuba May 13, 2016 and flew to Guyana, then made their way through Brazil, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia, then crossed into 6 more countries before arriving in the USA 51 days after leaving Havana. They were some of the last to arrive to the US under the wet foot dry foot policy.
Lisette Poole Cuban-American photojournalist Lisette Poole was working in Havana documenting the impact of rising tourism and the new opportunities afforded by open US relations when she met 52-year-old Marta, who became a fast friend. Within months, the photographer found herself packing her backpack to accompany Marta and her friend - a 24-year-old sex worker also called Liset - as they migrated to the United States. For the next 51 days, Poole documented the women’s journey as they travelled illegally through 11 countries, via smugglers and roadless jungles. To experience the story she was documenting, Poole adopted the role of illegal migrant herself, shooting on a phone or point-and-shoot when it was too dangerous to pull out a camera. Poole features in Huck's Documentary Photography Special V and Rule-Breakers: The Exhibition.
Limited edition print run of 50 pieces
Supplied with TCO London Archive certificate of authenticity to provide limited edition provenance
Printed in the UK, Global shipping available
Dimensions: 21 x 29cm including border
Presented on Fuji Crystal archive paper with a semi-matt finish