Lisette Poole (2017) is a photojournalist based in Havana who has been documenting the changes in U.S.-Cuba relations since 2014. Working throughout Latin America, her focus is documenting Cuba as it moves away from a socialist economic system. With family roots on the island, her unique perspective has allowed for an intimate visualization of Cuba and its people. Her work has been published in outlets including Time Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal.
In 2016, Lisette shadowed two Cuban women as they traveled the long migration route from Cuba to the United States through 13 countries in South and Central America. The work was first published in TIME and Stern, and Poole is now in the process of making this story into a photo book with a text narrative with her partners, the publishing collective Red Hook Editions. During her two-month journey, Lisette photographed, recorded video and audio, took extensive notes, recorded social media exchanges and more. During her time with the Logan Nonfiction Program, Lisette will work toward consolidating her material and completing this unique perspective on migration focused on the experiences of women.