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Legal Travel to Cuba

Legal Travel to Cuba

The people-to-people group license for legal travel to Cuba was created during the President Clinton administration (so it is not a new program). In January 2004, it was revoked by the Bush administration. It was reinstated and enhanced by the administration of President Barrack Obama, allowing US citizens to travel as individuals.  After President Trump’s […]

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Cuban Street Photographer - Havana Street Photography Workshop

Cuban Street Photographer

Before leaving for on my most recent workshop to Cuba a member of the Darkroom Cookbook Forum wrote to ask me if I knew what kind of film and paper South American street photographers used to expose and process in bright sunlight. I didn’t at the time but I promised to find out. I met […]

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The Future of Travel Under President Trump

CNN Politics”President-elect Donald Trump threatened Monday to ‘terminate’ the Obama administration’s efforts to normalize US-Cuba relations.” The Washington Post”President Obama’s historic move to normalize relations with Cuba hasn’t slowed repression by the Castro regime, and the incoming Trump administration is likely to take a tougher stand on restricting tourism, recovering stolen U.S. assets and demanding human […]

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Travel to Cuba in the Post-Obama Era

In the last year, we have experienced an unprecedented freedom of travel to Cuba from the U.S. Under the current guidelines all you need to do is state that you are traveling for educational purposes and you can board any commercial flight to the island, from many major airports in the U.S.However, the freedom to […]

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Jose Marti International Airport - Havana - Cuba

First Flights to Cuba

There’s been a lot of buzz about legalizing American carrier flights to Cuba. On Thursday, July 7, the US government finally announced “tentative” airline flight schedule and ports of departure. These are not official until approved by the DOT, after which the carrier has 90 days to comply or loose approval.The following is the proposed […]

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PAO Exhibit

I was surprised and pleased to be included in the Photography at Oregon 50th Anniversary Retrospective Exhibit in Eugene, Ore. To be in the exhibit you had to have been previously exhibited by the PAO. The show included the work of Ansel, Stieglitz, Brett Weston, Lou Stoumen, Paul Strand, Wynn Bullock, Olivia Parker, Ruth Bernhard, […]

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The Darkroom Cookbook at 22

The Darkroom Cookbook at 22A lot has changed since the first edition of The Darkroom Cookbook in 1994. But for those who work with large format and silver some things never change. The exuberance one feels standing on a hilltop watching for the magical moment when the clouds and light align, the feel of the […]

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We Were There

We Were ThereWe were there on December 17, 2014 when President Obama and Raul pledged that they would work to ease the trade and travel restrictions between our two countries.We were there in December 2015 when it was announced there would be a normalization of mail service between our two countries.We were there on Monday, […]

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