Our 6-day Photographic Cuba Workshop features the highlights of Havana, Cuba's historic capital city and an incredible day-trip to Viñales Valley.
Cuban Cultural Trips' experienced travel coordinators will assist you throughout the registration and preparation process. For the duration of the trip, you will be accompanied by a professional Cuban guide and a our professional photography partner Meryl Meisler. We provide comfortable private transportation, lodging in a Cuban-Style B&B, daily ground transportation, meals at the top private-restaurants in Cuba and many more meaningful experiences. Experience the real Cuba with Cuban Cultural Trips.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?
The Cuban Cultural Trips team has over 15 years of experience facilitating complex travel arrangements around the world. We know travel and more importantly, we know and LOVE CUBA. By choosing to travel with Cuban Cultural Trips, you are supporting local communities throughout the island. We work with a variety of Cuban entrepreneurs and small businesses in an effort to support the growing Cuban private sector.
Your trip will be conducted under a general license for travel to Cuba. Your travel will consist of a full-time schedule of activities that will result in meaningful interactions between the travelers and individuals in Cuba with the goal of supporting and empowering Cuban civil society. Travelers subject to US Jurisdiction are responsible for complying with US Treasury Department guidelines and will complete an affidavit stating their purpose of travel to Cuba.
Traveling to Cuba requires that you adjust all expectations throughout the trip. The Cuban people are incredibly warm, generous and excited to welcome visitors from abroad with open hearts. However, some of the facilities and infrastructure are not to the same standard that you may be accustomed to in the US and other destinations. Traveling with an open mind will help you to enjoy your trip and to have a better understanding of the effects of decades of isolation as a result of political and economic policies of the US and Cuban Governments.
All deposits and payments from any Customer are non-refundable, subject to certain exceptions, as outlined in our Travel Services Agreement. Payment of a deposit enables BRB Travel Inc. to book travel, hold reservation(s), and engage in other activities on your behalf. Supplemental travel insurance is recommended for all of our participants. Please visit the website below for a quote from our preferred insurance provider. Our agency code is F2016110.
(Photo: Catherine Kirkpatrick)
Meryl Meisler, renown street and nightlife photographer, is excited to go on this Cuba photo adventure with you. The trip is appropriate for all levels of interest, experience and types of image capture (including phones).
Inspired by Diane Arbus and Jacques Henri Lartigue, Meryl studied photography with Cavalliere Ketchum at The University of Wisconsin, Madison, and with Lisette Model in New York City. She photographed the infamous New York discos and a 1978 CETA Artist Grant supported her portfolio on Jewish identity. Meryl has received support from Yaddo, Light Work, Artists Space, CETA, China Institute, Japan Society, New York Foundation for the Arts, The Puffin Foundation, and Time-Warner. She has exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Historical Society,Dia Art Foundation, MASS MoCA, New Museum for Contemporary Art, The Whitney Museum, and in public spaces such as Grand Central Terminal and the NYC Transit System. Her work is in the collections of the American Jewish Congress, AT&T, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Brooklyn Historical Society, Columbia University, Emory University, Islip Art Museum, and the Library of Congress, and in artist book collections of Carnegie Melon, Centre Georges Pompidou, Chrysler Museum, MOMA, Metronome Library, and The Whitney.
Upon retirement from a 3 decade career as a NYC public school art teacher, Meryl began releasing previously unseen work, including two books, A Tale of Two Cities: Disco Era Bushwick (Bizarre, 2014), and Purgatory & Paradise SASSY ‘70s Suburbia & The City (Bizarre, 2015). Two more photography books about the 1970s & 80s are forthcoming. Meryl’s work has been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, PBS, NPR, Tracks Arte TV, VICE, The Paris Review, Huffington Post, Hyperallergic, Daily Mail, OUT, PAPER, ABC News, CNN, Advocate, The Daily News, The Post, Flavorwire, WIRED, PDN, Wallpaper, Stern, La Repubblica, Refinery29, Another Man, The New Criterion, andInternazionale among other media outlets around the world. TIME honors Meryl among the “Unsung American Female Photographers of the Past Century…trailblazers who challenged the accepted conventions of time and paved the way for today’s image makers.”