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, Penn.

The Best Havana Photography Workshop is a real-life experience led by award-winning photographer and published Cuba expert, Steve Anchell.

This is an authentic opportunity to connect with the people of Cuba, and witness, first-hand, the shifting cultural landscape in which they live.

The workshop is structured around people photography and architecture, emphasizing the methods Steve taught at the International Center of Photography in NYC and Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. Dancers, craftsmen, Art Deco and Colonial style architecture, visits to Cuban homes, and working side-by-side with Cuban photographers are all part of this unique workshop experience.

On this 8-day workshop Steve, along with internationally known Cuban photographers, will work with you on your street photography skills. Steve will also be available to work with you individually on technical issues you may be experiencing.

Most days will include either a 3- to 4-hour photo session. There will be free time for editing your work for a presentation and critique most evenings.

Mid-week we will travel to the city of Vinales in the tobacco growing region west of Havana, where we will practice our skills recording small towns and seeing how "the other half lives." Our visit will include an excursion to an organic tobacco farm. We will stay the night in Vinales to explore even more the following day. 

This is a workshop for all levels. To participate you don’t need to be an expert photographer; film, digital, 4x5 or cell phone, all are welcome.

To fully experience Cuba, the people, and their culture, and to comply with the Support for the Cuban People license requirement, we will be staying in private homes (casa particulars). Each room will have its own private bath.

Shared Room: $2895 (per person)
Single Room: $100 additional
Limited to: 12 participants

Returning students receive a 5% discount

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.

Thank you for all I learned during the workshop. It was amazing experience and very helpful!! Now I know how to throw away all my hesitations in taking pictures in the streets . . .” Popi Tsoukatou, Athens, Greece