Spend the Holidays in Cuba!
Join Steve for a memorable educational and photo tour in Cuba:
The land that time forgot . . .
This year spend the Holiday in Cuba!
This is the only photography trip that doesn’t load you onto a fifty passenger bus made in China to visit all of the tourist hot-spots and spend three hours listening to the Minister of Culture extolling the virtues of the Revolution. We travel in a small group and go to places off the beaten track, using buses, taxis, and small vans (for day trips).
In addition to our daily street photography sessions, we will visit numerous places in and out of Havana. Day trips may include Playa del Oeste (eastern beaches), and the cities of Matanzas, Vinales, Pinar del Rio, Casablanca, and Regala. We’ll visit and photograph a variety of historic sites including the Hemingway House, Plaza de Revolucion, el Cuatro Camino Mercado, and the Necropolis.
Thursday, December 18 – Meet in Miami
Friday, December 19 – Depart for Havana
Saturday, December 27 – Return to Miami
Since 2001 Steve Anchell has been leading successful humanitarian missions for photographers to Cuba. In 2011 the Obama administration introduced a new license to travel legally to Cuba: the People-to-People (P2P) license for educational and cultural exchange.
Through his workshops, established in 1979, Steve has arranged for you to work in groups of three or four with some of the best documentary photographers working in Cuba today.
Photographer Jose Marti (l) and our guide, Roberto (r)
“Of course, meeting the Cuban photographers at Fototeca was wonderful.”
-Gerald Lepp, Brooklyn, New York
With them you will explore the old city of Havana and the surrounding area. You will have access to Cuban homes and families in a way not possible were you to arrive as a tourist or travel with other photo “tours,” and you will be able to do this before the country is forever changed.
Smoking – a Cuban Tradition
Each group is limited to 12, which is just enough for everyone to receive personal attention and get to know one another.
Tuition includes round-trip airfare from Miami to Havana; day trip to Matanzas and/or Vinales, accommodations in Cuba; all breakfasts at the hotel in Cuba; two additional dinners; Cuban Visa; U.S. Treasury license for P2P travel; Cuban health insurance; and photographic instruction provided by Steve Anchell and Cuban photographers.
- Non-U.S. Citizens who do not require a Treasury license will be discounted accordingly.
- U.S. Citizens will depart from Miami on a charter flight. Non-U.S. citizens may fly directly into Havana.
In Havana you will be staying at the Los Frailes Hotel located in Havana Vieja (Old Havana). Los Frailes is centrally located to food, drink, music and is a good jump off point for other places. In November 2010 members of the Buena Vista Social Club were playing in the near-by plaza and signing CDs of their music.
Hotel Los Frailes
Nearby Plaza Vieja
Steve Anchell has taught street and documentary photography for the International Center of Photography in NYC. He has also taught street photography in Italy, Spain, Los Angeles, and Portland. He teaches digital and film photography at Oregon State University. He has written feature articles and interviews for Shutterbug, Rangefinder, and photo technique magazines. He is currently writing his fourth book for Focal Press, Digital Photography Assignments.