Paste Magazine caught up with Diamantes who spoke about the importance of identity and her influences.
Havana photographer Ricardo Alberto Pérez: “Sometimes tourists see things that locals don’t. In fact, sometimes tourists open our eyes to see our own city in an entirely new light. This occurred to me recently when a visitor from abroad started speaking to me, visibly excited, about the exuberant colors emanating from Havana’s architecture. Colorful? This caught me off guard, so I decided to reacquaint myself with the city’s façades. It did not take long to understand why so many tourists are amazed with the city’s tremendously varied and vigorous colors.”