Roberto Caraballo Lopez trims a customer in his barbershop in Havana, Cuba. Lopez is a third-generation barber, but the first in his family to own the barbershop, due to new laws allowing some privately-owned enterprises on the island.
Lopez’s father, Pablo Caraballo Perez, once worked at a state barbershop but now works side by side with his son in this one-room salon attached to his house. “As every human wants, I wanted to be independent,” Perez said. “The people who have their own businesses make more. Everyone knows this. The government knows this.”