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90 miles and 50 years. That’s what has divided the United States and the island of Cuba—until now. On Wednesday, December 17, 2014, just hours after American Alan Gross was released after five years in a Cuban prison, President Barack Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba. President Obama’s plans are sweeping and include expanding economic ties with Cuba, opening an embassy in Havana, and easing travel restrictions. These amended travel regulations still require U.S. citizens to travel with a company that organizes educational activities and people-to-people trips and that the company and the travelers remain compliant with the requirements of the general license. (Tourist travel remains banned.)

So now truly is the time to experience Cuba before it changes forever. True to our values as an inspirational resource for photographers, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops is building bridges between these two nations and their people via our cultural exchange programs.

The Workshops has developed our unique programs to foster dialogue, interaction, and understanding between the U.S. and Cuba. Our focus is on exploring and celebrating similarities, as well as what our societies can learn from one another. We can do all this thanks to an authorization by the U.S. Treasury Department to operate people-to-people educational exchanges in Cuba. For you, Cuba represents not just another travel opportunity, but the chance to become richer in thought, spirit, and vision, both as a person and as an artist.

Travel to Cuba can be complex, and our years of experience navigating logistics and language offer you the security of exploring the visual and cultural landscape of the island with a meticulously planned journey. Kip Brundage, our Director of Cuba Operations, and Havana-based Cuban photographers provide their expert knowledge of the country and guide you behind the tourist veil. Small group sizes of not more than 15 travelers encourage authentic and compelling educational visits to dance and artist's studios, local produce markets, boxing arenas, agricultural and livestock farms, and music venues, to name a few of our well-planned locations. Each program is led by a world-renowned photographer who provides insight, inspiration and encouragement.

True to the requirements of a people-to-people General License with U.S. Treasury Department, our programs in Cuba focus on educational exchanges with the Cuban people and recording their amazing lives with our cameras. There will not be structured photo instruction.

Visit the General Information section for Cancellation and Transfer information specific to our Cuba programs.

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© Kip Brundage

Seeing Cuba: Discovering the Culture and People of Cuba
with Kip Brundage

November 3 - November 11, 2015

Alongside Cuban photographers, discover Cuba’s cultural diversity & exchange ideas with Cubans from a range of backgrounds.

CATEGORIES: Cuba Program, On The Road, Travel

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Amateurs, Advanced Amateurs, Professionals

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© Ellen Silverman

At Home in Havana
with Ellen Silverman, Carlos Otero

November 3 - November 11, 2015

Embark on an unforgettable journey to photograph the private lives of Cuban people and the interior spaces they inhabit.

CATEGORIES: Cuba Program, On The Road, Documentary

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Amateurs, Advanced Amateurs, Professionals

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© Nick Merrick

Architectural Havana
with Nick Merrick

November 10 - November 18, 2015

Discover architectural Havana, and meet the people who protect it, on this unique exploration of the Pearl of the Antilles.

CATEGORIES: Cuba Program, On The Road

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Advanced Amateurs, Professionals

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© Elizabeth Opalenik

Dance and Music in Cuba
with Elizabeth Opalenik

November 10 - November 18, 2015

Join Elizabeth Opalenik on an exhilarating journey into the rhythmic paradise of Cuban dance and music.

CATEGORIES: Cuba Program, On The Road, Travel

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Amateurs, Advanced Amateurs, Professionals

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© Kip Brundage

Picturing Cuba: The Oriente
with Arthur Meyerson, Kip Brundage

December 3 - December 11, 2015

Steeped in history & culture, The Oriente offers photographers breathtaking opportunities to experience the unexplored Cuba.

CATEGORIES: Cuba Program, On The Road, Travel

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Advanced Amateurs, Professionals

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© Carlos Martinez, participant in past Cuba program

Portrait of Cuba
with Stephen Alvarez

January 19 - January 27, 2016

An authentic portrait of Cuba emerges when you combine insightful conversations with Cubans with the backdrop of Havana.

CATEGORIES: Cuba Program, On The Road, Portraits

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Amateurs, Advanced Amateurs, Professionals

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© Jennifer Spelman

Seeing Cuba: Discovering the Culture and People of Cuba
with Jennifer Spelman

January 19 - January 27, 2016

Join seasoned Cuba traveler Jennifer Spelman for a photographic journey to this beguiling country before it changes forever.

CATEGORIES: Cuba Program, On The Road, Travel

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Amateurs, Advanced Amateurs, Professionals

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© Eddie Soloway

Picturing Cuba: Havana and the Countryside
with Eddie Soloway

January 26 - February 3, 2016

Experience Havana & the countryside through your eyes & your camera with seasoned Cuba traveler Eddie Soloway as your guide.

CATEGORIES: Cuba Program, On The Road, Travel

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Amateurs, Advanced Amateurs, Professionals

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© Jennifer Spelman

Seeing Cuba: Discovering the Culture and People of Cuba
with Jennifer Spelman

January 26 - February 3, 2016

Give yourself a week of discovering Cuba & its rapidly changing world; seasoned Cuba traveler Jennifer Spelman is your guide.

CATEGORIES: Cuba Program, On The Road, Travel

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Amateurs, Advanced Amateurs, Professionals

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© Nevada Wier

Picturing Cuba: The Oriente
with Nevada Wier

February 25 - March 4, 2016

Explore urban life in Cuba’s second largest city, Santiago de Cuba, as well as small-town life in remote Baracoa.

CATEGORIES: Cuba Program, On The Road, Travel

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Advanced Amateurs, Professionals

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