The exhibitive project "Criaturas de Isla" stands as a fragmented and diverse mosaic of Cuban national physiognomy; the insular physiognomy. Mainly based on portraiture, the show epitomizes a significant number of faces, characters, and people of all kinds that challenge the camera holding the gaze. The timeline of these works is woven from the stage of so-called "Cuban Special Period", in the late eighties and early nineties, and extends until 2015. Juan Carlos Alom goes through more than twenty years with the urgent obsession of capturing the intimacy (as area of greater openness and freedom) of being a Cuban individual. Hence, the presence of children, elderly, young people: ordinary people who make up the nation, anonymous people. This is a photographic project opened to difference, which bets on it and endorses its values. It is, in some way, a personal gesture for the author's conciliation.