There are more than 11 million reasons to visit Cuba – its people! Cubans are welcoming, proud, resilient, gracious, industrious, and always happy to share a story with a visitor. Cuba’s people are its greatest asset and the most fascinating part of this complex island nation.

Since 2010 Santa Fe Workshops has offered educational programs to explore and discover Cuba through photography. Authorized and licensed by U.S. Department of the Treasury, our programs offer a full-time schedule of activities that provide unique access to the backstage of Cuba and focus on interactions with its friendly people while recording their amazing lives with our cameras. It is through these personal exchanges that true understanding between peoples is born, not through isolation and restrictions. Many of our current trips to Cuba are People-to-People Cultural Exchanges grandfathered by General License 515.565(b) for Educational Activities. Other trips are authorized by General License 515.574 set forth for Support for the Cuban People.

Our small group sizes encourage compelling educational and photographic experiences. Each program is led by a world-renowned photographer who contributes their knowledge and insights of Cuba. English-speaking Cuban photographers assist and provide expertise to the programs; their local knowledge is the passport to experiencing Cuba well beyond that of the average visitor.

Live the dream and join us for a memorable journey to Cuba this winter. View all our upcoming Cuba programs here.

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

Images © Kip Brundage, Jennifer Spelman and Jorge Gavilondo