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.

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.