Happy Birthday Pete Seeger

© JoAnne Kalish

In memory of a very special man.  Pete was an American Folk Singer, Social Activist and beautiful human being.  Pete Passed away in 2014 at age 95.

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A Pete Seeger Portrait either an original print or limited edition poster (suitable for framing) is available on our website –

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© JoAnne Kalish

In Memory of Folk Hero Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger Print

Pete Seeger Print © JoAnne Kalish

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Pete Seeger Banjo © JoAnne Kalish

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Pete Seeger © JoAnne kalish

© JoAnne Kalish

Pete Seeger © JoAnne Kalish

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.

Teaching Visual Communication Through Photography JoAnne Kalish

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

Derek @ Learnivore Arts ..

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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 

Cuba November 2014 (next people to people April 13 – 20, 2015)

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Our trip to Cuba was an incredible experience. Traveling to Cuba gets better every time we go.  Great photography, fascinating people, a true education.  Did I mention our group was fabulous as well?

This time around, we visited  Havana, Cienfuegos and Trinidad.  We saw the city and the countryside. We met with artists and visited the University of Arts. We saw a ballet & learned how children with disabilities were taught dance and how it enriched their lives. We got to hear some wonderful opera, captured a beautiful rainbow, met with dancers and musicians while exchanging ideas and philosophies. We spent time with people who were leaders of community projects which helped seniors and build a better community, as well projects to help educate more people so they would live better lives.  It was a non-stop Learning Experience about Cuba the Country and it’s People.

Our next People to People to Cuba will be April 13 – 20, 2015        Other Upcoming Workshops 2015    (international workshops will be Israel, Iceland and Africa in 2015 as well as others)

 

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Artist Annia Alonso © JoAnne Kalish

 

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Alberto Faya Musicologist

Alberto Faya Musicologist

Artist  Vladimir Rodriguez © JoAnne Kalish

Artist Vladimir Rodriguez © JoAnne Kalish

Oh What a Difference a Lens Makes!

This is the second year I taught a Halloween Parade Workshop in New York City.  It was a blast! Tried to keep it simple and remain as flexible as possible.  Used the Canon 35mm EF f/1.4L USM Lens primarily.  All Photos © JoAnne Kalish All Rights Reserved.  http://www.dimaggio-kalishworkshops.com  http://www.dimaggio-kalish.com

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“Through the Eyes of JoAnne Kalish: Photographer and Visual Communicator” Exhibit Oct.10 – Dec. 7 Columns Museum

My work is on exhibit at the Columns Museum in Milford, PA. October 10th through December 7, 2014.

The Show will also be during the time of the Black Bear Film Festival

It is the same Museum that has in their collection, the blood-stained Lincoln Flag from the Ford’s Theatre in Washington.

– On a history note, JoAnne was the only photographer at the Long Beach Grand Prix who captured the famous motor series at the start of the Long Beach Grand Prix of near fatal accident with Mario Andretti and James Hunt. Sports Illustrated ran the photo twice that year, the second time was for “The Year in Sports” issue.

The Tragedy of September 2001 will never be forgotten with her photograph of a Prayer Vigil, which has been recognized as one of the greatest tributes to the American Spirit.  Quote from Charlie Borst, Director of Photography at Corbis Sigma USA – “ I must say that from all the pictures I’ve edited of this tragedy, this quickly rises to the top.”

JoAnne’s iconic photograph of Artist Will Barnet, awarded the medal of Arts by President Obama in 2012, is now part of the Permanent Collection of Portraits, in The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, as well as is being part of the photographic collection in the White House.

Other personal work is on display as well.  PLEASE COME DOWN AND SUPPORT THE ARTS.

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© JoAnne Kalish All Rights Reserved 9/11 Vigil

Will Barnet, JoAnne Kalish, National Gallery of Art Washington DC

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Museum Hours are Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 1-4 PM or by Appointment  (57) 296-8126 or pikemuse@ptd.net

Blood-stained Lincoln Flag on View at Columns Museum © DiMaggio

Blood-stained Lincoln Flag on View at Columns Museum © DiMaggio