MERYL MEISLER PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP - CUBA

Havana, Cuba

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Cuban Cultural Trips
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Feb 5 - 10, 2020
Group size: 8 - 16
MERYL MEISLER PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP - CUBA
Havana, Cuba

Cuban Cultural Trips
  • Twitter verified
4 reviews

$2499
Deposit: $500
Feb 5 - 10, 2020
Group size: 8 - 16

About this trip

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 INCLUDED?

  • Professional Cuban guides will accompany you for all daily activities
  • Professional photography guidance from Meryl Meisler
  • In-country transportation for all included activities
  • Lodging in Cuban "casas particulares" (B&B Style lodging) with private bath & air conditioning (The specific casa will be confirmed after the registration deadline based on the group size) 
  • Included Meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Entrance fees to all included activities
  • Gratuities at included meals
  • and much more...

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?

  • Additional travel insurance (highly suggested)
  • Roundtrip flights to Cuba (suggested group flights will be announced approximately 60 days prior to departure)
  • Cuban visas - Visas are obtained directly from the airline on the date of departure or purchased in advance from Cuban Cultural Trips (please notify us ASAP if you were born in Cuba. Additional documents are required.)


Why Choose Cuban Cultural Trips? 

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.

Licensed Travel to Cuba

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.

Adjusting Expectations

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.


Travel Insurance


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

https://www.allianztravelinsurance.com

Available Packages

Double Occupancy (1 Bed)
Available until Dec 10, 2019only 1 left
$2499
Deposit: $500
Double Occupancy (2 Beds)
Available until Dec 10, 2019Sold Out
$2499
Deposit: $500
Single Occupancy
Available until Dec 13, 2019Sold Out
$2799
Deposit: $500
$2499
Deposit: $500

Double Occupancy (1 Bed)
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with Meryl Meisler

(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.”

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Cuban Cultural Trips
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Cuban Cultural Trips facilitates travel to Cuba for US-Based travelers. We focus on small group travel and customized itineraries for families, organizations and variety of partners.

Reviews

A great trip. Every meal was excellent. I loved that we could have whatever we wanted to eat and drink. And each restaurant was different from the next. I can't pick a favorite. We ate by the water, in the fields of an organic farm, in an old mansion, in a new mansion, in a rooftop terrace, and more. We were serenaded by a group of musicians. We drove through Havana for an hour in vintage convertibles with the top down and horns honking We toured a tobacco and coffee farm. We socialized in the living room at our Casa. We enjoyed slide shows of our photos in the dining room, where we also had excellent fresh fruit and juice and eggs for each breakfast. Jason and Santiago were gracious and knowledgable guides, making sure everything ran smoothly and taking us to places that were perfect for photography.. Our driver was first-rate. The trip was easy and fun.
Had a great time. Wonderful experience. Very informative. Great food. Jason, tour director, Santiago, tour guide, Juanito, bus driver all exceeded expectations. I have now have Cuban friends on FB.
Had a great time. One of the best groups of people I've ever traveled with. Thought Santiago, the Cuban guide, was excellent. The B&B or casa particular also was excellent and very comfortable. From my perspective, improvements would include: substituting a light lunch or dinner for a heavy one. Mainly, it would have been better to have been able to spend less time over a meal because heavy meals generally too 2 hours to complete. I also would have liked a museum thrown in, particularly on a rainy day when the itinerary changed. I would have preferred that over spending yet more time seated and drinking at the Hotel Nacional. As for the photography aspect of the trip, I would not have minded some critical feedback on our photos. I enjoyed seeing others' photos.
The best trip ever. Jason and his local team in Cuba went above and beyond - jam packed days meeting wonderful people, learning about Cuba, eating great food! Our Casa Particular was clean and comfortable with a warm, and efficient staff. Highly recommend!