Jennifer Spelman

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about Jennifer

Jennifer Spelman is documentary photographer and member of the Jibaro Photos Collective. She is co-publisher of CubaSeen, a quarterly magazine showcasing photography and writing about Cuba.

Jennifer received her photographic training as an assistant with The Workshops, working with some of today’s most preeminent photographers: Jay Maisel, Norman Mauskopf and Joe McNally.

A sensitive photographer of people, Jennifer strives to create portraits with energy and insight. She is most at home on the streets of Havana and has worked with The Workshops across Cuba since 2011. Jennifer is a patient educator who has co- instructed with National Geographic Expeditions and taught workshops in Romania, India, Mexico and Japan, in addition to Cuba.

A popular workshop instructor, Jennifer is also part of our Mentorship Program »

Instagram: @jennifer_spelman

Workshops taught by Jennifer Spelman

In Search of Light in India

with Jennifer Spelman and Michael Amici

November 8 – 19, 2023

Exploring Turkey: One Grand City and Endless Natural Wonders

with Jennifer Spelman

May 21 – 31, 2023

Colonial Cuba: Santa Clara, Remedios and Cayo Coco

with Jennifer Spelman and Carlos Otero Blanco

April 13 – 20, 2023

Picturing Cuba: Camagüey and the Countryside

with Jennifer Spelman and Carlos Otero Blanco

April 3 – 10, 2023

Picturing Cuba: Baracoa and Santiago

with Jennifer Spelman and Carlos Otero Blanco

March 23 – 31, 2023

Street Life in Havana

with Jennifer Spelman and Sandor Rodriguez Castro

February 23 – March 2, 2023

Dance in Havana

with Jennifer Spelman and Leysis Quesada Vera

February 14 – 21, 2023

Tobacco Road: Valle de Viñales

with Jennifer Spelman and Carlos Otero Blanco

January 26 – February 2, 2023

Exploring Cuba: Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Playa Larga, and Havana

with Jennifer Spelman and Carlos Otero Blanco

December 13 – 22, 2022

Havana: A Musical Kaleidoscope

with Jennifer Spelman and Pepe Gavilondo Péon

December 4 – 11, 2022