Between 1984 and 1994, David Barbour was a contract photographer for the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and he photographed in over 30 countries in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. All the photographs were produced in colour on Kodachrome film and were used for educational and promotional usage. In 1994, he wanted to pursue a personal project that extended his experience in other countries and he travelled to Havana for the first time. Since then, he has returned 16 times to document life on the street, complete assignments and lead photo workshops for SPAO in Ottawa.
Over a million Canadians travel to Cuba every year but few get beyond the beach. Most discover and experience, the strength and kindness of Cuban people and return often. He has exhibited his work, produced a Youtube slideshow and a Blurb album of the work to date and hopes the images truly document the humanity of daily life of the Cuban people and the visual experience of the streets of Havana.