Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.
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SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Cuba A day after Hurricane Sandy shattered Santiago de Cuba, retiree Rosa Maria remembered the sound of the storm as it battered her home in the city center.
SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Cuba A day after Hurricane Sandy shattered Santiago de Cuba, retiree Rosa Maria remembered the sound of the storm as it battered her home in the city centre.
Five dollars is the cost of two coffees in any five-star hotel in Havana, but it is also enough to pay for a three-day vacation for an average Cuban family in a tropical destination.
Gilberto gets by now in Cuba in 2012 with a U.S.-made, 64-year-old vehicle that was manufactured with steel melted from World War II-era scrapped military hardware. It is solid like a tank.
I was privileged to witness and document the construction of this furtive home. Before I knew it a bit of bush had been cleared, six poles appeared stuck in the ground, and a house arose.
There is a boiling frenzy as the cockfight starts with many people shouting bets, waving their fat wads of money, moving their whole bodies. Everyone knows that it is all an illegal activity, and that makes it even more exciting.
A mixture of gazelle and human is the impression Dayron gave me when he and jumped the first hurdle. He becomes tiny in the lens fast, and when he is running towards you there isn’t much time to shoot until he fills the frame.
Lilly’s relationships with modern technology are his colostomy and an old Soviet Molnia pocket watch. I was waiting with a 500mm lens on a monopod to shoot pictures of him, when he asked, “Are you going to hunt elephants today?”
I was at the beach when a group of tourists arrived in a bus. Two of them sneaked behind a bush, stripped to their underwear and had a dip in the sea. They were Americans breaking the embargo laws.
I suddenly saw two women, one of whom was holding a newborn baby still attached to the other by the umbilical cord, both of them yelling for help. I will never forget the expression on their faces.