Nowness recently ran a photo essay by American photographer Michael Dweck, known for his photos of natural babes in Montauk, New York. This time, Michael visited Cuba and discovered a whole scene of the young cool crowd in Cuba’s elite circles (not the type of youth normally captured by most predictable photographers). “These people travel freely, have nice cars, big studios and a lot of assistants” writes Nowness. “They sell their artworks in other countries; they show at Art Basel, some have work in MoMA and the Tate. The government allows it even though Cuba is supposed to be classless. The regime doesn’t admit that this creative class exists, but I think they also realize that without culture you don’t have a society.”

Visit Nowness to see the whole feature… or go to Michael Dweck’s Cuba Project to see a more complete collection of images. The photographs will be exhibited in San Francisco at Modernism Inc from Sept 8 to Oct 29th located at 685 Market Street.