Portrait of Cuba: A Photographic Journey
Alongside a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist and a Cuban photography teacher, practice your photography and immerse yourself in the history, culture and vibrant streets of Cuba.
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Program No. 21768RJ
8 days
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At a Glance

Join a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist and a Cuban photography teacher for an inspiring photographic journey into the heart of Cuba. In Havana, get an insider’s look at this quickly changing city as you meet local dancers, artists, photographers and some of Cuba’s fascinating new entrepreneurs. Journey to Trinidad, the colonial gem, and enjoy access to artisans and free enterprise. Throughout, we keep our eyes open for photographic opportunities as we get to know Cubans through the lens — and one-on-one!
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Keep the Pace

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Meet with photographers and artists in Havana to discuss their work and the important role art plays in the lives of Cubans.
  • Learn to improve the artistic and technical aspects of your photography.
  • Experience the new spirit of free enterprise in colonial Trinidad during two nights in a casa particular – a privately owned establishment.

General Notes

Questions about traveling to Cuba? Road Scholar has your answers. Learn more: https://www.roadscholar.org/cuba-travel-guide/faqs
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Joel Hernandez
Joel Hernández Marín became a biology teacher after graduating from the Enrique José Varona Teacher Training College in Havana. He has worked on environmental issues since 2003, and began studying photography in 2004. His first photography exhibition in 2009 focused on an arid region of Guantanamo province. Since then, Joel has had more than 15 photography exhibitions, which have garnered awards for nature photography.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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