A trip to photographically discover a fascinating island and its people!
An exciting photographic journey to discover the magic of Cuba, the timeless island. In its eleventh edition, this intense 10 days traveling workshop will bring us to a colonial style town, from Havana to Trinidad.
Starting point of our tour will be the charming Capital, an ancient city which is the most beautiful example of Spanish colonial architecture that is conserved in the Americas. We will enjoy the throbbing, warm lifestyle and the hospitality of its friendly people. And you will assuredly be charmed by the decadent retro atmosphere of this magical city.
After a few days in Havana we will begin our journey to the island’s interior to discover the true soul of Cuba. A small country town, like Trinidad, will let us breath first hand the ever-living revolutionary spirit of the socialist island. Our two destinations are both part of the Unesco Heritage, and even though quite touristic still preserve the unique heritage of the island.
To fully enjoy the life of this island, all journeys will be made by local transport (private cars); and for overnight stays we will enjoy the hospitality of Cuban families who run the “casas particular”, kind of B&B. We will have stunning colonial houses at our complete disposal for rest and for our daily meetings and lessons. The meals will be organized from day to day depending on the route.
Please note: The itinerary has been designed to provide numerous opportunities for travelers to engage in meaningful interactions with Cubans, using photography as a medium for enhancing the educational exchange and cultural exploration. We usually travel in small groups to offer a personal experience that goes beyond a simple tourist trip. We want the workshop to be an opportunity to begin knowing the other Cuba which can be different from the one most often described. Therefore, as much as possible, we will avoid touristic places and organized tours.
While we do our best to adhere to the itinerary listed here, traveling requires flexibility, and changes to activities may occur.
- 1° day – Arrival at Havana. Welcome the group
- 2° day – Photo Walk to discover Habana Vieja.
- 3° day – Documentary shooting in Centro Havana, the most authentic part of the city
- 4° day – Discover the cultural life of Havana: a visit to a ballet school and/or a Boxing school
- 5° day – Photographic tour of Vedado and Malecon. Pictures at the sunset and visit to the historical Hotel Nacional
- 6° day – Early morning trip to Trinidad (4 hours). Photo walk through the narrow streets of old colonial town. Evening at the local open-air “casa della Trova” (a kind of music lounge very typical in Cuba).
- 7° day – Sunrise photo shooting in Trinidad, UNESCO heritage city. We will spend the whole day exploring this colonial quiet town to meet and photograph local residents.
- 8° day – Another day in Trinidad with the possibility to spend time by the Caribbean sea at the near Playa Ancon.
- 9° day – Visit to a National Tobacco Company and Portrait
- 10° day – Return to Havana. Transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Is an Italian freelance photographer based in Bologna, Italy. He started working as a photographer in 1995. After a close collaboration with major photo studios of Bologna, he founded “Foto Image”, his own studio in 1999. He actively collaborated with associations and NGOs, such as: MSF (Doctor Without Borders) and Amnesty International, for which he has realized reportages on social issues.
His work has been published in international magazines or websites like TIME LightBox, LFI – Leica Fotografie International and The Guardian and Cubadebate.
Along with other recognitions, he was awarded at the World Press Photo in 2015, and in 2016 his work about Cuba was among the 12 finalist at the prestigious Leica Oskar Barnack Award, and since 2017 has been one of the 3 Leica International Ambassadors for the new Leica M10.
WHAT OUR STUDENTS THINK OF US
I attended the last photo workshop in Cuba (2017). Exciting experience! Fulvio is an extraordinarily capable teacher: he corrects you and stimulates you, dosing criticism and praise to make you progress. You work and work hard. A connoisseur of the history and society of Cuba, he give you the chance to be a traveler and not a tourist, to see things "from within". This is more than a photographic workshop, it is a cultural life experience. Not least: the workshop is a lot of fun, which allowed the group to blend perfectly, despite the different levels of knowledge and the different age of the participants. I've have learned so much while having fun!
What a great experience the workshop in Cuba with Fulvio Bugani! He is a great teacher and has a deep knowledge of Cuba and its people. His passion is contagious! He cares about everybody, regardless their photographic level. It was an amazing experience. Even the organization was impeccable.
I have completed a few courses with Foto Image such as Beginners photography, workshops in Istanbul and New York, in-class Reportage course and the Masterclass in Bangkok; and have been very happy with the atmosphere and the learning experience. Whereas the beginner and advanced courses will compliment your interests for photography as a passion, the courses "on the road" provide hands-on stimulation and strong foundation to that emerging photographer that's in you. Fulvio Bugani will make sure he repeats something till you really get it and no compliment will ever be spoon fed so you really need to earn it, which in my opinion is essential for learning. I wish this studio and the team further success and I am looking forward to more courses. Highly recommended to all levels and ambitions.
It was an amazing experience not only from the photographic point of view but also for the fun. Fulvio is a great teacher. I learned so much from him during the workshop in Cuba, especially how to manage light. I highly recommend this workshop!
I have been very pleased to meet Fulvio who is not only a great photographer but also an excellent communicator and trainer. He was able to communicate his photo passion to all participants. At the same time he was sharing his expert knowledge with enthusiasm highlighting the aspects to address in order to take better pictures. I learned a lot during this workshop and I am convinced his advices will help me improving my photography.This was an excellent workshop. We all learned a lot. Many thanks to you Fulvio Bugani. The organization was also perfect.
I enrolled in the workshop to develop my ability as storyteller and to strengthen my photographic skills. I challenge myself, driven by the desire to shoot in a more conscious way. I was rewarded by the passion, skills and patience of the greatest Giulio Di Sturco and Fulvio Bugani who shared their work, commenting on my photos, even the most ugly, bad and boring, giving me advice, pointing out the mistakes and the details that I should seize. They forced me to look the world in a different way, to think that pictures speak louder than words, and that photography must convey emotion and communicate feelings. I have learned in a week more than I've learned in months and my passion and enthusiasm are grown.
What a great weekend we had learning with you Fulvio Bugani! I'm looking forward to another one.
I took part in the photographic workshop in Barcelona 2018. I want to thank the Master Photographer Fulvio Bugani for his huge passion for Street Photography and to being able to make us feel it as well as for his great photographic skills. It was a fantastic experience: we learned a lot while having fun. Thanks Fulvio
Thanks Fulvio Bugani for the great workshop and for teaching us so many new and really great stuff.
Luís Grillo Rodrigues
The best conceivable Street & People workshop ever, with Cuba's light and Fulvio's eye!
Andrea Bellodi Ansaloni
Great experience! Fulvio, is an extremely helpful teacher with a great passion for the photography! A passion that is contagious. Fantastic even the workshops organized by him!
Danke für einen lehrreichen und unterhaltsamen Vortrag. Was für ein Typ! Großartig!
Congratulations! Very useful workshops, with high-level photographers. A great experience indeed.
- A week of intensive photography workshop with Fulvio Bugani in Cuba.
- Daily meetings: individual and group lessons with the Master Photographer
- On-site activities associated with international professionals
Please note: The following are not included in the workshop fee:
- airfare (each partecipant should book his/her own flight)
- accommodation in double/single room or hotels
- all meals
- Health and travel insurance
- Visa, or necessary documents to get into the Country
- airport tax
- baggage fees
- tips if necessary
- individual expenses of any kind
- taxis and/or other ground transport
- photographic equipment of any kind
- trip cancellation insurance
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To participate in our workshop, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating your name, surname, e-mail address. You will be requested to pay a non-refundable registration fee of 500€. While the balance must be paid a month before the departure. Note that all the transaction costs will be at your charge.
There are a limited number of places available, to allow a better interaction between students and the Master photographers. Registration will be closed once the maximum number of participants is reached. It is therefore necessary to sign up well in advance and check with the secretariat the actual availability before paying the registration fee.
The workshop will be activated when the minimum number of students is reached. If this is not reached, the workshop will be canceled and all registration fees will be refunded. We will not be responsible for any costs associated with travel, accommodation, insurance or any other costs other than the workshop cost that may be associated, either directly or indirectly, with the cancellation of a workshop.
Aside from the registration, each student must provide for his/her own trip independently.