Havana Street Photography Workshop
Havana & the Vinales Valley
December 8 to 16, 2017
“Listening to, observing, and following Steve Anchell in the city streets of Cuba is an experience not to be missed and long valued.” Nick Mobile, Malvern, Pa.
This is a workshop to learn and practice the techniques of street photography as taught by Steve Anchell at the International Center of Photography in NYC, and elsewhere. We will use as our subject the streets, architecture, and people of Havana and Vinales, in the tobacco region.
On this 8-day workshop Steve, along with internationally known Cuban photographers, will work with you on your street photography skills and discuss what it means to be a documentary photographer. Topics will include access, ethics and copyright. Steve will also be available to work with you individually on technical issues you may be experiencing.
Each day will begin with a 3 to 4 hour photo session led either by Steve or a Cuban photographer. The afternoon will be spent for both practicing and exploring on your own, and editing your work for a presentation and critique each evening at 5pm.
Mid-week we will travel by van to the Vinales valley where we will practice our skills recording the rural population and seeing how "the other half lives." We will stay the night and while we are there we will participate in an outdoor country-style Fiesta with song and dancing.
To participate you don’t need to be an expert photographer, only interested in watching, listening, and learning.
To fully experience Cuba, the people, and their culture, we will be staying in private homes (casa particulars). Each room will have it's own private bath.
Single Room: $180
Limited to: 12 participants
Workshop tuition includes: Accommodations in Cuba; all breakfasts; two dinners; air-conditioned bus transport outside Havana; photographic instruction provided by Steve Anchell and Cuban photographers.
Travel to Cuba: Has become almost routine. I recommend you book your r/t flight on American Airlines from the most convenient location for your departure. More information will be sent upon registration, including information on visas, etc.
Traveling in a Cuban taxi. Cuba from the inside out.
Woman with a portrait of her youth. Cuba from the inside out.
Interior of a farmhouse in the Vinales Valley. Cuba from the inside out.