Visual chronicler born and raised in Cuba. Holding a BA in Film Production at the University of the Arts in Havana, he opted after graduation for the still camera instead of the movie one. For more than a decade he alternated between documentary, cinematography, fine arts projects and teaching. He taught Professor Bill Gentile's Photojournalism and Social Documentary workshop for American University (abroad), the University of Havana and the University of the Arts for five courses.
In 2018 he moved to the United States and in 2021 he resumed freelance photojournalism. In 2022 he relocated to Houston, TX in search of stories related to migration, energy and the climate crisis, as well as to dig into the reasons for the fractures in American society today. Throughout that year he covered the Uvalde shooting, the protests against the overturning of Roe v. Wade and the NRA national convention, the immigration crisis at the border, the midterm elections, and the Houston Astros' World Series victory.
Currently located in Atlanta, GA, alternating his vocation for documenting reality with his profession in the film and entertainment industry.
Kako´s images have appeared in the Financial Times, The Guardian, Wall Street Journal, El Pais, Houston Chronicle and Die Zeit. He has exhibited his work at the 13th Havana Biennial and at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles and the Cuban Art Factory.
12th Biennial of Havana "People of Cocodrilos"
Fábrica de Arte Cubano, Havana "People of Cocodrilos"
Fábrica de Arte Cubano, Havana. "common places | lugares comunes"
Annemberg Space for Photography. L.A. "Resolviendo"
Fábrica de Arte Cubano, Havana "Ceda el Paso"
Naturaleza Digital, Topes de Collantes, Cuba. 1st Place, Landscape