TRAVEL TO CUBA WITH DIMAGGIO-KALISHWORKSHOPS OCTOBER 19-26, 2015

Cuba People to People October 2015

Cuba People to People October 2015

Cuba People To People (from Miami) OCTOBER 19 – 26, 2015  SIGN UP TODAY

 The Photographer’s Eye on the People of Cuba  

 Downloadable Information: 

Cuba DiMaggio-Kalish Program Oct 19-26 2015         

Cuba Application for October 2015 DiMaggio Kalish

We’ve had a two decade love affair with Cuba and we’ve seen the side of Cuba most people don’t see. To visit Cuba is an amazing visual experience as well as a spiritual one. You will come away a much finer photographer and a better person. Please join us for an experience of a lifetime.  You won’t be disappointed!

*Just for the record, even though Cuban/American relations have improved and certain sanctions have been lifted you still cannot go to Cuba directly from the United States. You need to go as a group on-a-people to people exchange (such as ours), go with a religious organization, are a journalist or are in the Medical profession.  You need to have scheduled activities with very little free time for recreational travel/activities. The only thing that has changed is that you are now are allowed to bring back $100 worth of alcohol or tobacco from Cuba.

A little about our trip – the group will travel to Havana, Jaimanitas, neighborhood of the Artist Fuster decorated with his tile work, Cojimar, seaside setting for The Old Man & the Sea, Santa Clara, Cayo Santa Maria, La Estrella, Remedios, and Caibarien.  We will stroll the streets of Havana, visit The Higher Institute of Arts with Alberto Faya, long time musician and expert on Cuba’s Culture and cultural history. We will meet with the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples, visit the Callejon de Hamel, meet and photograph the Psico Ballet, walk along the famous Malécon seawall – a block away from the hotel, visit the Arte y Corete project, the Callejon de Hamel, visit Foteca, The Cuban Center for Photography, the Rafael Trejo Boxing Gym, visit The Hemmingway Museum, and go to a jazz club.  We will visit the Che Memorial and Museum, Artisan Workshops, explore towns, meeting Cuban people in small villages as well as cities, coffee plantations and settlements. We will be stopping along the way wherever there are people with whom to interact and where great photos may be made. Special photography instruction and guidance will be given by your group leaders, Joe and JoAnne both Internationally known photographers. Airfare, top drawer accommodations, breakfast daily, several lunches and dinners, visa, transportation and English speaking guide.  Please click on additional links above for specific details which can be downloaded.

 A few comments from our November 2014 Trip to Cuba –

“Please thank the people you know and whom you and JoAnne worked with to put this trip and tour together.  It was a terrific tour of Cuba. The people of Common Ground set up lots of great places and people to meet for us. Thank you Joe and JoAnne for adding your own touch.”  Joel Kleiner

“It was a wonderful trip and Robert and I are grateful to you and JoAnne for giving us this experience. Thank you” Rhonda Fleming

“Good trip!  Great people!”  Casey and Amos Goodall

“Cuba was great, I love Joe and JoAnne, JoAnne & Joe. I have been on many day and weekend shoots with both of them, together and separately. The trip to Cuba (as it should be) was very well planned and organized.  It was a terrific experience. “ Joel Kleiner

SPECIAL OFFER! The first 12 couples or singles to sign up for this program will receive, a signed limited edition print of the above photograph of Havana’s Malecón by Joe DiMaggio at a value of $500.

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Teaching Visual Communication Through Photography JoAnne Kalish

JoAnne Kalish on Photography, The Cuban People, and Why She’ll Always Strive To Be Better

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JoAnne’s bio according to the website for the photography workshops she co-hosts with Joe DiMaggio- JoAnne Kalish began her career as an editorial photographer for such magazines as Sports Illustrated, Time Magazine and many other publications.  She made the switch to advertising photography and won awards for her Sports Authority & Claritin campaign.  As a television host she traveled to the Jungles of Panama to film ESPN’s Canon Photo Safari.”
With such a list of photographic accolades, you can see why we wanted to interview JoAnne. It only got better when she joined Learnivore to share her instructional talent in on-location workshops all over the world. The next stops? Cuba in October 2015 and Israel in December 2015 with partner Joe DiMaggio.
We’d like to thank JoAnne for sharing with us!
 
You’ve had an incredible career as a photographer so far. What got you started? When did you realize you wanted to make a career out of it?
When I was in 19, I met (my now) partner Joe DiMaggio who convinced me I had a lot of talent and I should consider photography as a career.
You run international photography workshops with Joe DiMaggio where you take photographers all over the world (Cuba, Israel, Africa, Iceland etc.).  What inspires you to combine photography and travel the way you do?  
We both love to travel and see the world.  It’s really enjoyable to share our experiences and what we’ve learned along the way with others.  What better way then to travel, to have a fresh eye for your surroundings?  When you travel with a group there are many different interactions going on. You become more aware of seeing things through other people’s eyes as well.
For years you’ve been doing these photography workshops in Cuba, which has been off-limits to the large majority of American tourists for decades.  What has been your experience there?
I’ve always had very good experiences. The people are well educated, honest, intelligent and curious. They have a rich culture where music, dance, and all kinds of art are valued – I mean really valued.  As an artist, it is something that is very important to me as well.  The Cuban people want to get to know you. Why do you continue to go back?  Because every time we go there is so much more that I learn. The  participants that join us are truly amazed at what great experiences you come away with.
What are your thoughts now that the United States and Cuba appear intent on easing these travel restrictions?
I think it is a very good thing for all of us.
What motivates you to teach photography? 
 
I’ve reached an age where I need to start passing things down and sharing my experiences with others.
You’ve got no shortage of accolades. You’re the first woman Sports Illustrated ever hired. Your work is featured in the White House. You covered the Olympics. Your photos are in publications like Time Magazine and shared in galleries across the country. What is there left for you to do? What goals do you still want to accomplish?  
I want to become a better artist, better human being, and I want to continue to grow forever.  My dear friend Artist Will Barnet passed away at 97 and he was so vital till the end.  He continued to make great art, as well as nurture and encourage many other artists. He was one of the loveliest people I’ve ever known.  I would like to be like him in this way.
What is something about you that might surprise people that know you as a photographer?
I love to teach YOGA 

My Recent Press

I’d like to share some recent press I just received please see this link

Photo ©JoAnne Kalish All Rights reserved

Photo ©JoAnne Kalish All Rights reserved

Springtime Photography Workshop Upper Delaware Saturday June 7th 2014

© JoAnne Kalish

© JoAnne Kalish

Springtime in Milford, PA Photography Workshop with Internationally known Photographer JoAnne Kalish.  This workshop is open to photographers of all skill Levels.  There are so many  close by locations in the Upper Delaware with several great Waterfalls.  It is the home of Grey Towers – first center for conservation.  We have a 70 acre Llama Farm and Dude Ranch close by.  Walking or driving around our historic town you will come across many Victorian Homes, galleries and antique shops. Perhaps you’d like to bring along your partner (or family for that matter) and stay over for the weekend.  There’s plenty here to do and lots going on. I promise you’ll come back over and over. Pack a bathing suit, cowboy boots and hat and bring them along with your camera gear.

One of the locations we will visit and photograph will be Luna Parc, an environmental sculpture Park. It is the home of artist Ricky Boscorino and is an on-going work in progress.  Be prepared for lots of close-ups, graphics, exciting fun, crazy and zany stuff. So much to photograph! Our Second location will be at one of the many varied waterfalls highlighting the area. The third location will be a magnificently beautiful 70 acre Llama Farm where approximately 80 Llama roam freely.

The town of Milford, PA is a wonderfully vibrant town. It was written up in Frommer’s as being one of the coolest small towns in the U.S.  We hope you decide to stay for the weekend.  You can find more information on the workshop here

For places to stay try – Harrington House Inn & B&B or for a more luxurious Experience we also have the Hotel Fauchère.

Cuba: Our People to People Exchange Through A Photographer’s Lens

Cuba © JoAnne Kalish

Cuba © JoAnne Kalish

Our recent People to People Exchange to Cuba was a very memorable experience and one that we plan on doing again and again.  I could not get enough and according to almost everybody in our group, actually, EVERYBODY said the same thing – they want to go back.  A facinating, vibrant and beautiful place with really amazingly  intelligent, warm, friendly, and good people. I couldn’t recommend it more – it was a trip of all trips. Posting a few photos for now.  More to follow.

© JoAnne Kalish

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© JoAnne Kalish
© JoAnne Kalish