Cuba: Havana, Viñales, and the Noviembre Fotografico Festival

Discover the mesmerizing atmosphere and warm hospitality of Cuba as we photograph its character. Engage with local photographers and embark on photographic excursions with them. Noviembre Fotografico is a city-wide photo festival of diverse exhibitions in galleries and cultural centers. You will enjoy access to the vibrant arts community, visit studios of emerging artists, explore captivating Old Havana, and interact with an architect and budding entrepreneurs. In addition, you'll have the opportunity to photograph a colorful and spirited rumba festival and a rustic fishing cooperative.

We'll also visit the friendly, charming town of Viñales, one of Cuba’s most magnificent natural settings of limestone cliffs surrounded by tobacco plantations and farm homes. Here, we overnight in privately run bed-and-breakfasts in town.

This travel workshop is open to photographers of all levels. All participants must have a solid working knowledge of their cameras. Interactive lessons will cover methods of observation, approaching strangers in a foreign culture, making portraits, and gaining access to locations. Photo reviews and critique sessions will be scheduled and prepared. We partner with Cuba Cultural Travel (CCT) for travel arrangements and license requirements.

Instructor: Hilary Duffy


The workshop fee of $5,550 (per person, double occupancy; single rooms: $795 additional fee) includes: tuition, accommodations for six nights at Hotel Sevilla in Havana, one night accommodation at private bed-and breakfasts in Viñales, daily breakfasts, five lunches and four dinners with tips included, transportation as described in the itinerary, guides, Cuban insurance (health and evacuation), and tourist visa.

The following are not included in the workshop fee: airfare, baggage fees, tips for Havana guide and driver, individual hotel expenses, taxis or other ground transport not included in the itinerary, and trip cancellation insurance (strongly recommended).

A nonrefundable deposit of $1,000/person, to be applied toward the final payment, guarantees space on the trip. All deposits are due by Monday, July 24; final payments due Monday, August 21, 2017.

Please register online or call the Education office at 212.857.0001 for more information.

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