My name is Sadiel Mederos Bermúdez, I am Cuban and 32 years old. I was born and still live in Santa Clara, Cuba, which is located in the central region of the country. I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism in 2009. I work now as a freelancer.
I am a great admirer of the work of photographers like Dorothea Lange, Eugene Smith and Diane Arbus. Since I discovered their photography, they have impacted my personal styles of expression. They influenced me to cultivate a true passion to document people living their day-to-day lives. In each photo, I try to catch the disillusionment of a look, the delicate gleam of a fleeting smile, the soft or hard light that reflects human joy or human misery. I try to photograph the daily and the real, surrealist, praiseworthy or “abhorrent” poetic images that surround me.
I want to highlight what people look at, but don't necessarily see—in all its beauty, in all its dishonors, in all its reality, pride and penury.