It has been one of those years in which, if I didn't have any photographs,…
There is no better time to go to Cuba. And there is no better place for a photographer.
Each November I lead a small-group photography workshop to Havana, Cuba. The next one is coming up soon! November 3-10, 2018.
Here is a video I put together from the November 2017 workshop in Havana.
This is one of the best tours to Cuba. This is a customized workshop specifically designed for photographers of ANY skill level and built on multiple visits to Cuba. I’ve put together an itinerary that maximizes photographic opportunities. This is a small group workshop limited to 6 people and is one of the most affordable Cuba photography workshops available. This tour is also built on ethical people-to-people principles. We work with Cuba’s growing number of small entrepreneurs. We stay in private homes, eat at locally-owned establishments, work with local Cuban photographers and guides and seek to build relationships with the Cuban people.
This tour meets all the new guidelines for tours to Cuba. Americans are still legally allowed to visit Cuba. Apparently, the brief window of time you could travel solo to the Caribbean island nation has now closed. Under the new travel rules to Cuba, Americans are now required to travel with what are called “people-to-people” group tours. These people-to-people group tours are required to offer a full slate of educational activities that qualify as interpersonal exchanges with the Cuban people. Further, the new rules require that an American guide accompany the group tours. Further, Americans in Cuba are prohibited from doing any business with any company or organization connected to the Cuban military. That may sound a bit odd at first. It isn’t like any American is going to go and buy tanks from the Cuban military. But in fact the Cuban military runs many hotels, tour companies and tourist buses. So it is actually pretty easy to inadvertantly be in a place where your tourist money winds up in the hands of the Cuban military. We make sure to avoid all that. On this tour your money will be sure to go directly to the Cuban people.
Check out images from our November 2017 tour participants here.
More of my captures from the 2017 Havana Imagined Photography Tour are here: