Josu Trueba Leiva is a photo-journalist who studied photography in Barcelona. His work concentrates on social issues such as the squatting movement in Barcelona, the long journeys that the relatives of Basque political prisoners have to undertake to different jails across Spain and France to visit their loved ones and the Punk movement in Cuba. His work has been exhibited in Cuba and Spain and has been published in the Sunday Times, the most recently today on the Punks in Cuba, which is also the subject of a new book.
The punk movement in Cuba started in 1991 when four young men, calling themselves “Rotura” played their first musical event in Havana and, in doing so, inspired a new movement of young people, much to the concern of the Cuban government, who as late recently as 2008 arrested one of the leading musicians Gorki Aguila, allowing release after the payment of a fine for public disorder.
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