2016 / Book / Documentary

Cuba-El tren de Hershey

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    Franco Cappellari Photographer
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    Franco Cappellari

The current Hershey train is a seventy-year-old electrically powered train that looks, acts and feels its age. Originally the rail line was constructed in 1921 by US chocolate baron, Milton S. Hershey as a means of transportation for labourers between Havana and the Hershey Chocolate factory in Mantanzas. Today the Hershey train serves as a vital commuter service for people who live near the tracks. Every ten minutes or so the train stops at a station to pick up a handful of passengers transporting a variety of items from one stop to another.

I’m an Italian freelance photographer and advertising journalist in Venafro, Italy. I work with Nikon Italia and I collaborate with a lot of international magazines: Touring National Geographic, Bell'Italia, Panorama Travel, In Viaggio, Adesso, Vanity Fair, PCPhoto, Fotocult, The Photographer, L’Espresso, The Gate. Most of my important activities are with Italian and international Tourist Offices: Tuscany, Puglia, Argentina, China, Cyprus, Israel, Kenya, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Norway, Quebec, Spain, South Africa and Venezuela.