Photographer Alejandro Ernesto Pérez Estrada was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1971. From a young age he was fascinated by cameras and the power of light. He made his first images at age 13 and worked in a camera repair shop. At 17, he got a job at the Cuban newspaper Juventud Rebelde and later, Bohemia magazine and the local news agency Prensa Latina. In 1999, he began his work as a photojournalist for the Mexican news agency Notimex, and in 2003, he accepted an offer of a position at Agencia EFE, a Spanish news agency.
Alejandro covers news in Cuba and abroad: Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, Panama, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago. His work includes a wide variety of images and feature stories documenting natural disasters, elections, presidential summits, demonstrations and the Pan American Games. He has captured personalities such as former President Fidel Castro, the current President Raul Castro, the late Hugo Chavez, Barack Obama and other political leaders in addition to sports and entertainment figures like Diego Maradona, Pelé, supermodel Paris Hilton, and Beyoncé.
His work has been published worldwide including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Newsweek, the Guardian, ABC, El País, El Mundo and many more. Alejandro’s work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in Cuba and abroad, and currently works as a photographer at Agencia EFE, in the Havana, Cuba, delegation.
Here’s a look at some of his Instagram offerings. See more @alejocuba.
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