In 2015, López-Nieves began bringing these luminous icons back to life when he repaired vintage neon signs on ten pre-revolutionary cinemas.
Author - Christopher P. Baker
Christopher P. Baker is hailed by National Geographic as “One of the world’s leading authorities on Cuba travel and culture.” He has won numerous awards, including the Lowell Thomas Award in 2008 for Travel Journalist of the Year. Christopher has made Cuba his professional calling for three decades, and has published seven travel books about Cuba including the Moon Cuba and National Geographic Traveler Cuba guidebooks, his award-winning literary travelog “Mi Moto Fidel: Motorcycling Through Castro’s Cuba,” plus his coffee-table book Cuba Classics: A Celebration of Vintage American Automobiles. His stories on Cuba have appeared in scores of publications, from BBC Travel and CNN Travel to National Geographic Traveler and even Penthouse. Chris has led more than 120 tours to Cuba for entities from the Children’s Cancer Foundation to National Geographic Expeditions and Santa Fe Photo Workshops, including on-going photography tours for Jim Cline Photo Tours and Lumaria Workshops. He has motorcycled through Cuba numerous times, and leads custom motorcycle tours for individuals and groups using BMWs and Harley-Davidsons. He promotes his work though his website: www.christopherpbaker.com. Fun fact: Christopher trips over himself in his attempts to dance salsa!
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National Graphic photojournalist Christopher Baker continues his chase of Che through Cuba. Three months, 7,008 miles… Part II.
Christopher Baker is a National Geographic photojournalist who has logged over 200 visits to Cuba, and 7,008 miles. On a motorcycle.
After more than 200 visits to Cuba over 28 years, National Geographic photojournalist Christopher P. Baker still finds memorable, double-take images on his journeys to...
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30 years and 120 tours to Cuba later, Christopher P. Baker is an award winning travel journalist who writes about what he's witnessed from the Special Period until now ...