© DiMaggio/Kalish Workshops

© DiMaggio/Kalish Workshops


THE PHOTOGRAPHER’S EYE ON THE PEOPLE OF CUBA   (Cost $5,555.00 For Minimum of 6 people)   Note* This was posted in 2016 we are awaiting update of information on upcoming trip

with Internationally known Photographer Joe DiMaggio, and Award Winning Photographer JoAnne 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!

A little about our trip – on this particular trip our group will travel and stay in Havana taking day trips from this home base. We will explore local towns and meet the Cuban people in small villages as well as cities, coffee plantations and settlements. We will stop along the way wherever there are people with whom to interact and where great photos are to be made. Special photography instruction and guidance will be given by your group leaders, Joe and JoAnne. Airfare, top drawer accommodations, two meals per day, visa, transportation and English speaking guide are included. We will visit the Museo de Bella Artes, Jaimanitas, neighborhood of the Artist Fuster decorated with his tile work, and Cojimar, seaside setting for The Old Man & the Sea. We will stroll the streets of Havana, walk and make photographs along the famous Malécon seawall (just a block from our hotel.) We will visit Foteca, the Cuban Center for Photography, the Rafael Trejo Boxing Gym, as well as the Hemingway Museum. We will take in a jazz club or two as well as a cigar factory. We will meet with architect Miguel Coyula, Cuban photographer Roberto Salas in his home and cinematographer Roberto Chile.  We will visit the Cintio Vitier community project and meet with community leaders who inspired this project. We will meet with Baz Tabrane, Cuban composer and musician and hear about his life promoting Cuban music and culture around the world.  We will learn about the history of Sports and Recreation in Cuba and visit the ciudad Deportiva (the Sports City) this arena is a major work of Cuban Civil Engineering. We will visit the Estadio Pedro Marrero that houses Havana’s soccer team. We will have options of visiting the Tropicana or take in a Cuban Baseball game. We will visit with Artist Francisco Gordilllo, in his home studio. We will visit the Fabrica de Arte and be driven to one of our dinners in a classic car.  We will take an excursion to the Muraleando Community Art Project and meet with artist and co-founder of this project. We will meet with Afro Cuban Filmmaker Gloria Roland and afterwards visit the Colon Cemetary.  We will take a day excursion to Las Terrazas an eco-village with a biosphere reserve, also the site of the earliest surviving coffee plantations in Cuba and take a walking tour of the community. We will visit the town of Guanajayo meet with local youth baseball/soccer clubs. We will visit the Community of Regla.

*Note due to weather or other situations where we will have no control, the above itinerary may be subject to slight changes

 A few comments from participants from a recent 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.

For more information, please write us at dimaggiokalish@gmail.com