Alfredo Betancourt is a graphic designer and a documentary photographer. Born in 1966 in Havana, Cuba, he has lived in many different places such as Brazil, Miami, Brussels, Strasbourg and Alicante. He currently lives with his family in the Alsace region of France.
While working for the magazine „Revolution and Culture“ he met some of the most important Cuban photographers of that time and after attending the photography workshop with Pablo Cabado he felt he was born to do this. Most of his photographs were then banned in Cuba, because they did not represent „the Cuban reality.“ He knew he could not publish, but kept hoping that one day his photos see the light.
He prefers capturing everyday life and is fascinated by real Cubans and their ordinary lives. Shooting people with respect has been a remarkable challenge for him. Alfredo Betancourt is a world traveler who loves mountains, is not afraid of the unknown and believes the journey is more important than the goal.