Amanda Bjorn’s ongoing series “La Juventud” features Cuban artists, actors, painters and models that live and work in Havana. With elements of Surrealism and fantasy, Amanda has attempted to capture a different side of the island far from the tourists and politics, instead focusing on this mass of floating land that provides limitless time to play, and to be.
Amanda Bjorn is an artist and curator based between Miami, Los Angeles, and Havana. Interested in the connection between bodies and space, she works in images, music, films, and movement seeking to build relationships with the fragile world around us. She is currently leading photography and art trips for women artists in various locations in Latin America — Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, and Panama. Amanda received her BA in Art History and Photography and a Master’s Degree in Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere from The University of Southern California. Her work has been published in Teen Vogue, Livefast Magazine, Urban Outfitters, Nasty Gal, Vice, Rogue, Cake Mag, Huffington Post, Passion Passport, among others.