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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 In January 2004, it was revoked by the Bush administration.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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Festival of Fire in Santiago

Festival of Fire in Santiago de CubaRead MoreYou ain’t seen nothing until you’ve been to Santiago. Santiago de Cuba is unlike anywhere else on the island. Every evening there is song and dance in at least one of three outdoor parks, and all three are within walking distance of each other. This video was made […]

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President Obama to visit Cuba

Photo of President Obama by Pete SouzaPresident Obama to Visit Cuba in MarchWe were there on December 17, 2014, when President Obama and Cuban leader, Raul Castro, announced a normalizing of diplomatic relations between our two countries. I was leading a workshop on the island and we watched the announcement on television in a Cuban’s […]

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Photographs by Dan Winters

42 Movies

This article was posted on my Facebook page, “40 Movies about photography every photographer should watch.” It’s a great list and I’m looking forward to seeing the ones I’ve missed. Missing from the list is one of my personal favorite dramatic films, “Smoke,” starring Harvey Keitel. Another film not on the list that I like […]

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Festival del Fuego

Festival del Fuego (Festival of Fire for those who don’t read Spanish) is a week-long celebration of Afro-Cuban culture that takes place each July in Santiago de Cuba. You won’t see anything like this in staid Havana. Even if you’ve been to Cuba on numerous occasions you owe it to yourself to witness and photograph […]

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