2017 — Cuba
About this series
Cuba Skate is a 501c3 nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and Havana, Cuba. They operate in compliance with the American and Cuban governments and maintain unique permissions with the U.S. State Department to fund and operate humanitarian programs in Cuba.
Skateboarding brings together communities, drawing young people and helping them develop skills and perseverance.
Cuba Skate also transforms neglected spaces: they are working with Cuban officials to build the island’s first official skatepark and expect it to be complete in 2019. They converts abandoned areas into safe spaces for skateboarding: these community centers are designed and built by local Cubans with international skateboarders and volunteers.
Mat Neidhardt lets carefully controlled coincidence shape his spontaneous snaps and stories. With his quick wit, even quicker hand and open spirit, he moves between scenes, people, countries, all types of cameras and requirements: right at the center of what is happening, he always catches the right moment.
Based out of Berlin in summer and Cape Town in winter, sun is on his side.
Red Dot communication Design, Cannes Lions, ADC Germany, d&ad, Clio, New-York festivals, Undpi award, London International Awards, Cresta Award, One Show, Eurobest, FMA.