Heart of Cuba Photography Tour
December 2 to 11, 2022
“You balanced out the group and individual gatherings so we could each have unique experiences. I can hardly wait to go back and see other areas of Cuba." "Tonk" Fischer, Salem, Ore.
Join Steve for a special Cuba photography workshop experience photographing the rural and colonial culture found in the heartland of Cuba. He will take you on an excursion to photograph the French settler’s port of Cienfuegos and the colonial grandeur of Trinidad, Remedios, and historic Santa Clara.
Founded in 1819 by the French, Cienfuegos is a calm and inviting port town known as La Perla del Sur (the Southern Pearl). The legendary Cuban musician Beny Moré is from Cienfuegos Province.
Trinidad is one of the finest colonial towns in the Americas with cobblestone streets, pastel-colored 18th and 19th-century houses, palaces, and plazas. Magically frozen in time the city has streets that are still populated by horse-drawn carts. Old folk still crouch by windows with elegant wrought-iron grilles, to peer out at passersby.
One of the oldest settlements in Cuba, Remedios possesses a rich historical and cultural past. It was declared a historical urban center and national monument in 1980.
Although Ché Guevara was born in Argentina, Santa Clara has made itself famous as a center honoring his memory. We will visit the monumental Ché Mausoleum on our way to Remedios.
The Heart of Cuba is an unforgettable photographic exploration through photography of this Caribbean treasure and its welcoming people.
The Heart of Cuba Photography Tour is open to amateur, advanced amateur, and professional photographers who have traveled to Cuba with Steve, with another group, or on their own.Those who have not been to Cuba with Steve should should attend the Havana Street Photography Workshop.
• 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
Participants should be technically self-sufficient as this is not a program to learn how to use your gear or editing software.
$3495 per person
Participants who have attended previous Cuba workshops will receive a 5% discount.
Limited to 12
(2 spaces still available)
This tour 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 Heart of Cuba Photography Tour 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 Heart of Cuba Photography Tour 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.
We ask that you refrain from cell phone usage during workshop sessions, including shared meals, and traveling between destinations. Exceptions are family emergencies. If you must use your cell phone for business or social interaction, please wait until you can safely remove yourself from the workshop.
“Just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your help and expert advice! It gave me a jump start after a very long photography freeze!” –Elise Bjorkman, Tualitan, Ore.