My name is Leysis Quesada Vera, I was born in April 28 of 1973 in Cienfuegos, Cuba, my family settled in a town named Amarillas in the province of Matanzas, where later I would base my photography work. I began seriously taking photos in January 2000

Light for me is like a symbol of hope, a piece of hope that illuminates the people and places that pull me in to document them and suggests to me that there is the possibility of improvement for people to have a better life.

I came from a very poor family, so I am sensitive to the struggles of the poor and their problems, their way of life drives my work because is part of my personal story.