It’s Havana. How much more do we have to say? This trip has been a massive hit on our former visits and we’ve only built upon that, learned, grown, and planned for a pretty epic return. You should be there!
Havana is a city with a pulse and pace all its own. It’s clearly divided from the touristic Old Town and the rest of Havana that the locals know. Our teams stay in local casas outside the tourist centre so that our participants get a taste of the more real side of Havana – and meet real families and friends along the way. We’ll spend 3 days exploring different areas really working on street photography, portrait photography, and training the eye for those really unique moments (they’re around every corner here). We’ll also take in the sights of Old Town and the Malecone, the motorway along the ocean.
It’s a rapidly changing city now that flights from the USA are on the rise, and USA cruise chips now allowed to port. While we don’t quite believe in the mantra “get in before it gets ruined” we do think it’s a great time to go before the amount of tourism exceeds what Havana can handle (and that’s already on the rise!).
It’s a place of worn beauty, but you’ll see more importantly, truly beautiful people in body and in spirit. Yes, in many cases it feels like stepping back in time, but it’s also a fascinating look at a country on the cusp of great change.
Join us for a grand adventure in Havana – and beyond! This trip will include some days in Trinidad de Cuba, a UNESCO city, and some rural activities.
We’ll be partnering again with AmigoSkate, working alongside this organization that using skateboarding (officially illegal in Cuba) to enlighten, encourage, inspire, uplift, and invigorate local youths who are straddling “old” Cuba and “new” Cuba and are desperate for an outlet for creativity and individuality. AmigoSkate approaches their work in a very similar mindset to TGL, so we’re a perfect pair! The team will come alongside youths of Havana for 2-3 days of mini-workshops and street shooting, and will be allowed to keep their cameras as a prize for their hard work over the weekend. We’re really excited for this year’s projects!
We are thrilled to say the incredible Susan Roderick and Kenna Klosterman – both phenomenal teachers from CreativeLive – will be heading this trip. Between them they’ve been to Cuba a dozen times and are putting their cameras and hearts behind TGL’s mission with AmigoSkate!