Anyone within 50 miles of NYC should consider spending a half hour to see an absolutely new style documentary by Alan and Wendy Kaplan. It’s not same old same old. It’s a new vision straight out of one of the finest photographers we know and anyone who knows Wendy Kaplan will tell you she’s a loving, caring person, and always gives back! When she gets on film or in front of a camera watch out! She becomes a tornado! I loved the film and I’m sure you will too. JoAnne Kalish
Cuba People To People (from Miami) OCTOBER 19 – 26, 2015 SIGN UP TODAY
The Photographer’s Eye on the People of Cuba
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.
In honor of Pete’s Birthday. I have made some Limited Edition archival prints of Pete for those interested.
Prints are available in 11x 8.5 size, signed by artist and are without a mat. Please contact me at dimaggio-kalish.com or dimaggio-kalishworkshops.com
Two International Workshops Coming Up a Cuba Through a Photographer’s Lens A People-To-People Exchange October 19-26, 2015 and Israel Photo Safari December 5-12, 2015 Both posted on our workshop website
I was nominated by my friend Lisa Tang Liu for the Art Challenge. This is Three Photos for Day One.
Baja Mexico trip to photograph the Whales mating in Scammon’s Lagoon with Selig. We couldn’t resist posing on a Donkey cart on the way down. The trip was amazingly beautiful and we had a blast.
Notice our trusty Nikons and our super-wide pro camera straps which Joe invented. They also came in black. Photo was most likely done by Jonathan Selig © Jon Selig Thank you Jon
Wishing you all a Very Happy Valentines Day!