Instagram Takeover – Rodrigo Sombra

Rodrigo Sombra is spending this week sharing work from his upcoming book Insular Night: Invisible Gardens, launching this month at Offprint. The project comprises images made after several trips to Cuba from 2014-2019, and revolves around the concept of “insularity”, whilst exploring the contradictory effects of the foreign presence in the island.

Sombra was born in Bahia, Brazil, in 1986. His work has appeared in multiple publications, including Der Greif, Aint-bad, Fotoroom, Folha de São Paulo, and Nin. He is one of three artists selected for the Paper Journal Annual 2019. Insular Night: Invisible Gardens is currently available to pre-order on the Paper Journal shop.

Sombra is taking over @paperjournalmag from today until 6 May. Follow him @rodrigo_sombra and see more of his work at