There is no more intriguing city in the world right now than Havana, Cuba. Compelling, paradoxical, alluring, fascinating, and complicated are all words that appropriately describe Havana. Photography is a great way to uncover, discover and peel back the many layers of this beautiful city and to better understand its gracious people.
Project Havana is a new program developed by Santa Fe Photographic Workshops and made possible by our many contacts and alliances in Cuba as well as our understanding of the complexities of licensed group travel to Cuba established over the past seven years. Project Havana allows a small group of photographers the rare opportunity to legally travel to Cuba on a people-to-people cultural exchange, take advantage of structured group engagement and interaction, while working on individual projects that engage with the Cuban people from all walks of life.
Cuba Program Director, Kip Brundage, in cooperation with renowned photographer Sam Abell, lead this cultural exchange that includes daily group meetings, image reviews with Cuban photographers, and a full-time schedule of individualized project work. This unique educational program is tailored for photographers who have traveled to Cuba before and are interested in returning to Havana to work on a project that helps them better understand the country and its people. A project proposal must be submitted upon registration and reviewed before final approval is granted to attend this program. Our small group size and daily interactions with Kip and Sam offer an unforgettable return to Cuba for each photographer.
In alliance with Cuba’s premier photographic organization, Fototeca de Cuba, and its director, Nelson Ramírez de Arellano, our unique program allows participants memorable experiences in Cuba through the photographer’s eye.
True to the requirements of a people-to-people General License with U.S. Treasury Department, Project Havana focuses on educational exchanges with the Cuban people and recording their amazing lives with our cameras.