Havana, Cuba, March 1998



Walter Iooss, American born 1943


Havana, Cuba, March 1998




Archival pigment print

Object Number



“There's a famous picture taken in the 1950s of Willie Mays playing stickball in Harlem. I played a lot of stickball growing up and always loved it. I wanted to replicate the Mays photo in Cuba because baseball is the national sport there. It's everywhere. Cuban children play ball in the streets like kids in U.S. cities used to do. It was my last Saturday on this trip and I was slowly weaving through the streets of old Havana, looking for kids playing ball, when I came upon this corner, La Esquina. If you study the picture, you see that every eye, not just the kids' but even the dog's, is on that taped ball. It's the decisive moment, and there's no way to anticipate when you're going to get it.” –wi

Credit Line

Gift of Kurt Olender

Original Format

Archival pigment print

Physical Dimensions

20in x 24in


Walter Iooss, American born 1943, “Havana, Cuba, March 1998,” Michael C. Carlos Museum Collections Online, accessed April 16, 2024, https://digitalprojects.carlos.emory.edu/items/show/8984.


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