A Compelling Photo Essay of Cuban Optimism

After 50 years of isolation, Cuba is experiencing a wave of new opportunity. American travel restrictions have lifted and eager visitors—including President Obama—have set their eyes upon Old Havana. Documenting the mounting optimism spreading across the country, the New York Times has published a powerful photo essay displaying the evident openness of the Cuban people and their willingness to wait just a bit longer for change. See more of the compelling images at the Times.