Havana, Cuba

In Touched, Ankuma uses her body to interact and communicate with the modern city of Havana.   

As visitors in new places, we are often attractive to the appealing exterior of the surface. During a 2-week stay in Cuba as part of the Howard & Patricia Silverstein Documentary Photography Abroad Award, Ankuma confronts her own identity as if fits into the new space. Recognizing her role as a foreign storyteller, she demonstrates how the act of travel is in itself a reciprocal act. One that leaves a mark on both the visitor and visitee.

In over 350 scenes, Ankuma places her own hand as subject, capturing the fabric of Havana today in this collection of unique “portraits.”

 “Get Bodied: Recapturing the Body Image” 

featured in TEDxPenn 2017 Conference


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