Havana Street Photography Workshop
April 2 to 8, 2022
“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 Havana Street 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.
While any one may enroll in the Havana Street Photography Workshop, the course is intended to introduce photographers to Cuba and teach street photography skills. If you are an experienced street photographer you can join the lecture sessions or take off on your own, rejoining the group for other activities including meals.
• Accommodations in Cuba
• All breakfasts at the casa in Cuba
• Welcome and Farewell dinners
• Air-conditioned transport outside Havana
• Photographic instruction provided by Steve Anchell and Cuban photographers
• Airfare to Cuba is not included. Cuban health insurance is provided by the airlines as mandated by Cuban law.
• The required Cuban visa is available at your international departure airline ticket counter. The price varies depending on the airline.
• Alcoholic beverages
• Activities outside the workshop
• All meals except those noted
$2897 per person
(single or double occupancy)
Limited to 12 participants
Participants who have been on other travel workshops with Steve are eligible for a 5% discount.
This workshop is in alliance with Cuba's premier photographic organization, Fototeca de Cuba. Our unique program allows U.S. participants to learn about Cuba's long and colorful history and have meaningful interactions with Cubans from all walks of life.
True to the requirements of a General License for Support for the Cuban People the Havana Street Photography Workshop offers a full-time schedule of meaningful interactions with the Cuban people that promotes independent activity and records their amazing lives with our cameras.
Enrollment for the Havana Street Photography Worksho is limited to twelve participants. Participants make their own air travel arrangements to Havana and return to the U.S. Once the trip is confirmed, additional information and travel details will be provided.
All participants must have been vaccinated for COVID-19. Masks may be required depending on current CDC guidelines.
“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