LUMIX GX8 SPECIAL GALLERY by Daniel Berehulak
Cuba: A Portrait of a Country and its People, on the brink of Historical Change
"I travelled to Cuba to document an evolving culture and society going through significant social, political and economic change.
I love to watch a city awaken from first light to last, and observe its people as they go about their daily routine. Whether in the city or in rural areas, there is so much colour and beauty to capture in Cuba. I was blown away by the light, peering down the cobblestone streets of old Havana."
"I found the people there incredibly open here, and willing to share their stories. I got to know about their passion and what drives them. For example, Cubans are passionate about sport, well-known for their boxing and baseball prowess, so I decided to spend time documenting both of these activities. Also, for Cubans, music and dance is a way of life, it's in their blood. Regardless of age, young and old, move to the rhythm of the music spilling up from homes, and echoing through the streets. I immersed myself in the music scene, capturing it with photography and video."
"In time to come, I will look back fondly at this trip, and be glad to know that I was able to document this incredible country during such a unique time in history and will always remember the warmth and energy of the people of Cuba."
LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15 mm / F1.7 ASPH. (H-X015) / F1.7, 1/200 sec, ISO 2500
LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25 mm / F1.4 ASPH. (H-X025) / F5.6, 1/500 sec, ISO 400
LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15 mm / F1.7 ASPH. (H-X015) / F3.2, 1/3200 sec, ISO 200
LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15 mm / F1.7 ASPH. (H-X015) / F2.8, 1/2000 sec, ISO 200
LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15 mm / F1.7 ASPH. (H-X015) / F2.5, 1/2000 sec, ISO 200
LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15 mm / F1.7 ASPH. (H-X015) / F1.8, 1/320 sec, ISO 800
LUMIX G VARIO 7-14 mm / F4.0 ASPH. (H-F007014) / F4.0, 1/40 sec, ISO 2000
LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15 mm / F1.7 ASPH. (H-X015) / F6.3, 1/1600 sec, ISO 800
LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15 mm / F1.7 ASPH. (H-X015) / F4.0, 1/1600 sec, ISO 800
LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15 mm / F1.7 ASPH. (H-X015) / F4.5, 1/1600 sec, ISO 800
LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15 mm / F1.7 ASPH. (H-X015) / F5.0, 1/1250 sec, ISO 800
LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15 mm / F1.7 ASPH. (H-X015) / F5.6, 1/1250 sec, ISO 800
LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35 mm / F2.8 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-HS12035) / F2.8, 1/1600 sec, ISO 1600
LUMIX G X VARIO 35-100 mm / F2.8 / POWER O.I.S. (H-HS35100) / F2.8, 1/5000 sec, ISO 800
LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15 mm / F1.7 ASPH. (H-X015) / F3.2, 1/500 sec, ISO 1600
LEICA DG NOCTICRON 42.5 mm / F1.2 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-NS043) / F1.4, 1/500 sec, ISO 500
LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15 mm / F1.7 ASPH. (H-X015) / F5.0, 1/500 sec, ISO 1600
LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35 mm / F2.8 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-HS12035) / F5.6, 1/800 sec, ISO 800
LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15 mm / F1.7 ASPH. (H-X015) / F2.2, 1/50 sec, ISO 1600
LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15 mm / F1.7 ASPH. (H-X015) / F13, 1/1250 sec, ISO 200
4K VIDEO GALLERY “Rhythm REVOLUTION”
GX8 HANDS-ON IMPRESSION
"The GX8 has been a great companion on this trip, allowing me to work seamlessly, due to its discrete size, versatility, and its ability to record high quality images, perfect for capturing the vibrant city that is Cuba.
The silent mode allowed me to work up close and personal, to capture natural moments without the sound of a shutter.
I've been blown away by the light, peering down the cobblestone streets of old Havana, and the camera's ability to reproduce the colours and texture of this historic city."
"Whilst covering sport (boxing and baseball), the 4K photo mode allowed me to save a specific frame, in camera, from an action sequence. The fast auto-focus, and rapid burst rate of the GX8 made it easy to freeze the action, on the field and in a ring.
As a photojournalist, having a 4K video, in a small size camera, allows me to be more versatile, and creative on assignment. The high resolution is perfect for capturing the energy and sound found in the streets of Havana."
"A large variable tilt screen and vertical viewfinder, gives flexibility in how you choose to capture moments, whether it's tilted up or down, or looking into the viewfinder, I found the camera easy to manipulate, to achieve those unique angles.
Having a camera, that not only has excellent low light performance, but a dual stabilization system, in lens and in body, gave me the confidence to shoot in extremely low light conditions down to 1/8th of a second, with little or no camera shake."
Daniel Berehulak is an award-winning photojournalist based between Barcelona and New Delhi. A native of Sydney, Australia, Daniel has visited over 40 countries covering history-shaping events including the Iraq war, the trial of Saddam Hussein, child labour in India, Afghanistan elections and the return of Benazir Bhutto to Pakistan, has documented people coping with the aftermath of the Japan Tsunami and the Chernobyl disaster, and spent nearly 4 months in 2014 documenting the Ebola crisis in West Africa.
His coverage of the 2010 Pakistan floods was recognized with a Pulitzer Prize nomination, and he later won a Pulitzer Prize for his 2014 coverage of Ebola, with which he also won the George Polk Award for Health Reporting. He has also won three World Press Photo awards, the prestigious John Faber award from the Overseas Press Club, Photographer of the Year at POYi for two consecutive years in 2013 & 2014, and many other awards.
Daniel is represented by Getty Images Reportage, focusing on a combination of long-term personal projects, breaking news and client assignments. He is a regular contributor to The New York Times, TIME Magazine and Der Spiegel in particular, and his work appears internationally in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Sunday Times of London, Neon Magazine, Stern, The Financial Times Magazine among others.