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Vinales Valley

Vinales Valleya UNESCO SiteIn 1999, UNESCO declared the Vinales valley a World Heritage Site, in the category of Cultural Landscape. Among the reasons listed is the following: “The Vinales Valley is an outstanding, calcic landscape in which the traditional agricultural methods (particularly the tobacco harvest) have been preserved without alteration for centuries. A rich vernacular […]

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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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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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Why You Don’t Want to Travel to Cuba Now

Since about 1997 one of the only things that has kept Cuba from collapsing economically has been the tourist trade (that and oil subsidies from Venezuela which were reduced after Caesar Chavez died). Even so, due to the U.S. embargo the total amount of tourism has not been enough to make ends meet. Since January […]

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Unseen Cuba

Here is a link to an article entitled “Unseen Cuba” about amazingly beautiful photos by Lithuanian aerial photographer and publisher Marius Jovaiša. If you’re not yet excited about visiting Cuba perhaps this will get your juices flowing. I look forward to seeing some of you in December (no time at all), and the rest in […]

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Digital Photo Assignments

Digital Photo Assignments, my new book published by Focal Press, will be released on August 26. It can be pre-ordered from Amazon using this short link: http://amzn.to/1JfigZn.Digital Photo Assignments is based on my experiences teaching at OSU. I adapted assignments from 32 years of teaching workshops, came up with a few new ones, and asked […]

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Darkroom Cookbook

Darkroom Cookbook

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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