Anyone wanting to visit Havana, Cuba on a five-day photography expedition with Allen Rokach, described as one of the world’s greatest living photographers, has less than a few weeks to register for the limited spots. The booking deadline for Key West Art & Historical Society’s inaugural May 27-31 trip is March 11, allowing for immigration paperwork to be processed effectively.
“Imagine meandering down tobacco fields and snapping shots of back country roads,” says Adele Williams, KWAHS Director of Education. “There is so much diversity and exuberance in Cuba, all just 90 miles from our backdoor.”
Photographers of all levels are invited to join The Society in the opportunity of immersing themselves in the Cuban culture while collecting images under the guidance of Rokach, a renowned photographer who has had editorial assignments and his own images featured on the covers of many major magazine publications. Rokach has also proved himself a master teacher, instituting and participating in renowned photography educational programs throughout the country.
The Cuba itinerary features a photography workshop in Havana and Venales, trips to Cuba’s UNESCO World Heritage sites, art studios, cultural shops, open air markets, tobacco plantations and picturesque ports lined with fishermen and vendors— locations ripe for the photographic taking.
“This trip is a wonderful opportunity for The Society to start a cultural rapport with Cuba,” says Williams.
For those curious of Rokach’s teaching style, the inaugural photographic expedition is preceded by a weekend workshop and lecture with Rokach at the Custom House Museum on March 4th, 5th, and 6th as part of The Society’s adolescent and adult education program, “Outside The Lines.” Interested participants can register online at KWAHS.ORG/Learn.
Spaces are limited in this special expedition—register online now at KWAHS.ORG/learn/outside-the-lines/. For more information about this and other programs please contact Adele Williams, Director of Education, at 305-295-6616, ext. 115. Your Museums. Your Community. It takes an Island