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Cuba travel Advisory - part 1

Cuba Travel Advisory – Part 1

The U.S. State Departments travel advisory has people concerned about traveling to Cuba. The State Department has gone so far as to say that due to the reduction in embassy staff “the embassy would not be able to assure our security.”While pronouncements of this sort by our government should be taken seriously it needs 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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Cuba Photo tour - Cuba photo workshop - Rolling Stones

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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Cuba Photo tour - Cuba photo workshop - President Obama

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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France photography workshop - France photo Tour

Je Suis Francais

There are some who will say now is not the time to visit France. This is not so. Now is the time to visit France. To stand in solidarity with those who have egregiously suffered from acts against humanity. As photographers we do so by creating life-affirming photographs.I will be photographing Southern France in May. […]

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Recommended Reading

Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know by Julia Sweig. This is the most up-to-date book on what lead to the revolution and how we got where we are today—if you only read one book, this is it. If you want to know what led up to the Revolution read Havana Nocturne: How the Mob Owned […]

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Cuba Travel Information

Cuba Travel InformationPhotography WorkshopsRegister for WorkshopsWe hope you find the following Cuba Travel Information helpfulThe Price of ChangeAs someone who has traveled legally to Cuba and led twenty-five workshops since 2001, I can attest it is almost as easy for U.S. citizens to travel to Cuba today as it is to visit Mexico. Almost, as […]

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