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Portrait of Cuba
with John Weiss
November 4 - November 12, 2014

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This workshop is currently full. Please call to be placed on the waiting list (505) 983-1400, ext. 111.

The people of Cuba are the country’s treasure and its most dynamic force. They are friendly, generous of spirit, resourceful, resilient, and are incredibly open to sharing their personal lives and their country with visitors. This unique people-to-people educational exchange with world-renowned portrait and street photographer John Weiss allows you the opportunity to meet and interact with Cubans from all walks of life. With your camera as your passport, we delve beneath the tourist veil of Havana to better understand this intriguing and complicated country through direct exchanges with the Cuban people.

To offer you unparalleled access to the inhabitants and culture of Cuba, two English-speaking, Havana-based Cuban photographers serve as your local guides and translators for this cultural exploration program. In alliance with Cuba’s premier photographic organization, Fototeca de Cuba, and its director, Nelson Ramírez, our unique program allows U.S. participants to learn about Cuba's long and colorful history and engage directly with Cubans from all walks of life.

Throughout the week, shared experiences lead to insightful portraits that strengthen our cultural interactions and reveal the spirit and passion of Cuban people. We visit unique areas in and around Havana, meeting its remarkable people and discovering its natural light and colorful surroundings in locations such as the ciudadelas (little cities) of Old Havana, Centro, Malecón, Monte, Cayo Huseo, Barrio Chino, Vedado, and Cojimar. Against these stunning backdrops and in conjunction with insightful conversations with Cubans living and working in Havana, an authentic portrait of Cuba emerges.

True to the requirements of the people-to-people license with U.S. Treasury Department, Portrait of Cuba focuses on exchanges with the Cuban people and recording their amazing lives with our cameras. There will not be structured photo instruction or group critiques.

$3,995 package includes double occupancy for 7 nights in Havana (Hotel Parque Central); single supplement add $600; breakfast daily plus two group meals; airport transfers and ground transportation in Cuba; and all required visas and licenses. Hotel expenses in Miami and airfare to Miami and Havana not included. Round-trip charter airfare between Miami and Havana is approximately $500.

John Weiss: John Weiss studied photography at M.I.T. and earned his MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design. As head of photography at t...

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Cuba Program, On The Road, Portraits

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: (Click for details)
Amateurs, Advanced Amateurs, Professionals

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW: (Click for details)
This program is open to all photographers who are technically self-sufficient, as this is not a program to learn how to use your gear or editing software.

SPECIAL NOTES: (Click for details)
Participants should be in good health as long days are spent exploring (this means walking) Havana. This program starts with a required group meeting at 8pm on Tuesday, November 4, at the Marriott Courtyard Miami Airport. Enrollment is limited to 14-16 participants.

Refer to package price description for details on lodging and meals.  

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